Re: uploaded package handling
> Given the potential for trojan horse attacks, that's important.
From: Dale Scheetz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> This seems somewhat paranoid to me beside being redundant.
Please forgive me for being paranoid - it's a normal trait of the operating
> All transfers to master are now done via the maintainers login and password.
Note that these passwords are sent in the clear by the telnet program, and
anyone on a local net with a packet sniffer can pick them up.
> In principle I am opposed to such security measures in what is
> substantially a public forum.
Note we are talking about identification, not encryption.
I think this is something we have to do to protect our users, ourselves,
and the CD manufacturers. If you don't understand the need for this, I
assert that it's because you haven't considered the possible scenarios,
and we should discuss them off the list.
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