At 08:36 PM 11/4/97 -0600, you wrote:
>>> <Snip>  I'm looking for  recommendations for 32-bit ODBC drivers as far as
>>> speed, reliability, efficiency and ease of use. Thanks.
>>> Joe Teff
>> John Carr wrote: 
>> How about as far as security?
>I was in a hurry when I wrote this. It was late Sunday night. In this
particular case, the security will be controlled by who gets the drivers
and the software that they have that can use it. I am asking the question
here, but I'm not on the project to do this. I would assume that all ODBC
drivers obey object security on the AS/400 or am I being naive?

You're right, to a point. There are other issues here, though. For one, the
physical connection is not the same as the ODBC conversation—the latter
runs over the former. If the connection has more authority than is needed,
you are exposed to anyone with enough programming savvy, who can use the
connection for anything they know enough to do. Admittedly, we're covered
here most by obscurity, but the exposure is still there.


Vernon Hamberg
Systems Software Programmer
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
400 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 371-1111 x480

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