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Re: Debian modules

On Sun, Jun 25, 2006 at 11:07:20PM -0400, Dan MacNeil wrote:
> many more productive uses for your time than making sure the floppy 
> driver is not loaded.
> Though if pink, frilly fru-fru modules are really a threat to your 
> mascul^h^h^h^hsecurity... You can compile your own kernels that don't 
> have the ability to load modules at all.

apt-cache show lcap

Note that methods are known to insert code in non-modular kernels. So
lcap is not less secure and does not require time to compile a new

However, if hotplug udev and discover are not installed (or disabled) 
it is _quite_ strange that unwanted modules (not in /etc/modules* and
perhaps even aliased to off) are loaded by sarge (except perhaps sound
modules that were configured by alsaconf). The modules loaded by the
initrd are usually not "strange".

Chi usa software non libero avvelena anche te. Digli di smettere.
Informatica=arsenico: minime dosi in rari casi patologici, altrimenti letale.
Informatica=bomba: intelligente solo per gli stupidi che ci credono.

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