Bug#29783: marked as done (fsp and ftp relationship (was Re: FSP PACKAGE SECURITY HOLE))
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Subject: Re: fsp and ftp relationship (was Re: FSP PACKAGE SECURITY HOLE)
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From: Ben Gertzfield <email@example.com>
Date: 20 Nov 1998 12:30:01 -0800
In-Reply-To: Hamish Moffatt's message of "Sat, 21 Nov 1998 03:06:58 +1100"
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>>>>> "Hamish" == Hamish Moffatt <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Hamish> On Thu, Nov 19, 1998 at 07:48:26PM -0800, Ben Gertzfield
>> I don't think it makes sense for fsp to run as the ftp user. I
>> think it's a separate protocol and, since it's included in the
>> Selections method on the boot disks for hamm and slink, about
>> 95% of all the
Hamish> Is that wise? Is it really used much? I've never used it
Hamish> in many years of connectivity. At the university I attend
Hamish> it is banned by all departments, because a few years back
Hamish> most FSP sites were warez sites.
No, it's not wise. I'm forwarding this as a bug report on
Please remove the fsp package from all Selections on the boot disks.
It opens up possible security holes, since it enables anonymous access
to the system without prompting the user, and it's pretty just much a
protocol used for warez anyway.
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