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Re: Steve Kemp <skx@debian.org> Please check your Debian E-Mail.

On Wed, Aug 03, 2005 at 12:00:33PM +0100, Steve Kemp wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 02, 2005 at 03:58:33PM -0400, Greg Folkert wrote:
> > I was finally able to acquire an SSP Build Host for you.
> > If you are still interest. Please contact me.
>   A bit quick off the mark there, Greg!  I think I've replied to all
>  your previous mails within a day or two...?
>   Anyway for anybody else watching.  This host is going to be used
>  for rebuilding Debian's Stable release, Sarge, with the SSP
>  compiler.
>   The SSP compiler is a patch against GCC and offers "Stack Smashing
>  Protection".  In short it gives protection against buffer overflow 
>  bugs, and attacks.

Steve, you are aware that GCC 4.1 will include a complete
reimplementaton of this feature, right?  Wouldn't time be better spent
with that than with the obsolete SSP patches?

Daniel Jacobowitz
CodeSourcery, LLC

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