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.