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Re: ppp bug and maintainer's negative attitude

Andrea Borgia <borgia@cs.unibo.it> schrieb:

> Acting on advice from a couple of DD friends, I reported it to
> security@debian.org, asking whether it could be considered a d-o-s (a
> few disconnnections at most and the bug is triggered, bringing the
> system down), 

In the case of a violation that is yet public and google-able, a public
mail to debian-security@lists.debian.org would have been in order - and
now that you complain we could easily check what you have done.

> with the current maintainer (Marco d'Itri) in CC, and
> providing reference to two other bug reports detailing the same
> issue. He has to be praised for not wasting bandwidth, since his reply
> was a simple "no", without any further explanation or comment.

What has the security team answered?

> Even though I did not want to clutter the BTS with duplicate reports, I
> was again advised to file a new report (238840) restating the facts and
> asking for a backport to be made.

Why didn't you simply reopen the bug?

Regards, Frank
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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