Re: ReiserFS on a Firewall [was: Building Debian firewall]
>>>>> "Arne" == Arne P Boettger <email@example.com> writes:
Arne> Well what exactly is exploitable in a filesystem on a
Arne> Firewall??? In my opinion reiserfs is quite trustable and
Arne> widely tested, if it were buggy it weren't included in Linus'
Arne> kernel. And if you can pinpoint "holes" whatsoever, i'd
Arne> suggest you inform the reiserfs team so they can be closed.
Arne> I would be really pleased if you could get a *little* more
Arne> into the details, not just throwing thesises into the room...
I have been following this thread with a great deal of interest since I
plan to build a Debian-based firewall on an old P166 system. Its an
intriguing idea to run ReiserFS on a firewall system.
The only thing about ReiserFS is that depending on the kernel version
used, it may or may not be completely stable. I have already seen a few
reports on the linux-kernel mailing list of bugs/problems with ReiserFS
in the recently released 2.4.5 kernel.
Anyone know which version of the 2.4 kernel is most stable and reliable
with ReiserFS ?
However, I too would be interested in knowing what exploits, if any,
ReiserFS is susceptible to.
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