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Re: Bug#517790: ITP: mydns -- DNS server using MySQL or PostgreSQL for data storage

On Wednesday 04 March 2009 03:45:19 Giacomo A. Catenazzi wrote:
> It is a network daemon, so you should also considering security:
> different implementations *could* help security,
> so redundancy not always is wast of time.

Having different programs to perform a task will decrease the portion of the 
user-base that runs a given program and if a bug is found it will give some 
degree of herd immunity.  But the down-side is that more programs means more 
potential security flaws and spreading the time of people who want to fix 
security problems (including the security team) across more targets.

The range of software that is available also adds to the work that I have to 
do in writing SE Linux policy. I am not complaining, merely noting a fact 
about the development work.

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