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Re: Lost Trust

On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 10:38:10AM +0200, Francesco Paolo Lovergine wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 12:36:24AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> > 
> > If you run a machine in some far away data center, you're an idiot if
> > you do that with a development version of the OS.
> > 
> Err, incidentally something weird did happen with security kernels a few
> weeks ago. Me and other people had problems after rebooting due
> to missed modules. The ratio is NEVER trust without control any
> fundamental update (libc, kernels, init for instance, but also ssh 
> for remote control). That's of course more true for testing updates.

Actually it's "never deploy anything at all that you have not
personally tested in something convincingly like the production
environment". Anybody breaking that rule doesn't get to complain when
they break their box. And nobody else has reason to.

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