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  Xgrid Agent Security in Windows  
From: John Smith
Date: 17 Dec 2008 10:45:00
Message: <web.49491e1f75fbe0afdacd2b740@news.povray.org>

I am recently playing around the Xgrid technology.
In my setup, an iMac is acting as a controller, coordinating a bunch of Mac,
Linux and Windows machines. I managed to hook the non-Mac os platforms into the
Xgrid network by using the XgirdAgent-Java, which can be found on:

My intention of this post is to ask if anyone is aware of the security for using
xgridagent on Windows. In Linux, we would be able to create a sandbox easily for
the xgrid agent process.

However, if I run the xgridagent in windows, it exposed my entire file structure
to the Xgrid network. I could submit a java programme to read, write delete
files in C:\ drive.

In addition, if I submit DOS commands such as "dir, cd, copy, del, etc", they
don't work as they are not "recognized as a command".

Any suggestions?

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