Re: Interface-based security?

"Alexander Nickolov" <>
Wed, 23 Aug 2006 09:53:24 -0700
[local] means no marshaling support, so it won't do. All local
clients won't have access either.

Alexander Nickolov
Microsoft MVP [VC], MCSD

"Brian Muth" <> wrote in message

"jesse" <> wrote in message

I want to create a DCOM server that allows some users to call certain
methods, and other users to call other methods. I will settle for a
compromise or workaround, but I'd like to know what others would do
here. Here's the situation:

I have a COM object hosted in a service. It serves as a database--the
client applications need to access about 40 GB of data at random, speed
is of the essence. The service runs on a box that has over 100 GB of
memory, so this works. The com object uses the
DECLARE_CLASSFACTORY_SINGLETON() macro, so all clients are talking to
the same instance. One client modifies/writes data, other clients only
read data. The object serves the client applications perfectly. Since
this all runs on a secure machine, remote access is disabled in DCOM
config, and that's that.

This has all been working perfectly until now. Now I need other
machines to be able to read data from this server. Ideally, I'd like
to break off methods like WriteData() into a separate interface, called
IDataWriter and have that interface not accessible from the remote

I've considered overriding QueryInterface and return E_FAIL if the
client is remote, but I don't know how to determine if it's remote or
local. Also, I'm not sure if this is a safe approach.

Any suggestions?

You can mark the methods or interfaces that you don't want to be called
remotely with the local attribute:

Remaining methods could be called remotely if you then enabled DCOM.

Does this meet your goals?


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