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I'm listening, and I think you got it wrong.
If you're an unprivileged user, and the administrator wants to prevent you from
seeing inside the clisp binary, he'll be able to. He'll make the binary read-only,
wrap its execution in a script, only allow access through telnet, etc. Your
backdoor won't help.
If the administrator is OK with letting the user see the binary, then the bit
switch approach allows to do it in a way that doesn't jeopardize either 100%
correct functionality or security (which are the same thing, really). But your
backdoor approach does create a big security concern -- that can be addressed
by wrapping, which works (as above) but ultimately defeats the goal of a standalone
In other words, your backdoor never helps, but only is detrimental, as compared
to the bit switch.
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