Re: [POSSIBLE GRAVE SECURITY HOLD]
On Mon, Feb 07, 2000 at 04:16:34PM +0000, Jules Bean wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Feb 2000, Thierry Laronde wrote:
> > The bug _is_ a potential security hole. And I was first amazed that saying
> > that Debian can be improved could be a scandal. And I'm now tired and
> > disgusted after reading insulting mails, written by people claiming they
> > are the kings of security and knowledge, Almighty sysadmins, insulting
> > explicitly or implicitly people because they are french...
> It's not a security hole in the conventional sense. It's simply an
> insecure default. There is a difference. Most people agree that a better
> default or more documentation (in fact, definitely the latter) are in
> Just because those who think you're right can't be bothered to partake in
> a fairly dull argument, don't think we don't exist. Although as I have
> said to others, I think the tone of the bugtraq message was quite
> unwarranted 
Don't worry : I was not generalizing. BTW, I quite agree with you about the
BTS : the first 3 messages were explaining the whole story, and were enough.
Thanks for your mail, however ;) I will now longer respond to provocations.
Thierry LARONDE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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