Re: Security Question
While this message screams troll, there's the possiblity your question
On Thu, Jan 02, 2003 at 03:39:22PM -0800, John Gedeon wrote:
> I have Debian installed on my home computer (3.0 stable version) I
> want to use it to remote login in to work, however the people in
> charge of the remote logins (IT) at my work say that Debian has lots
> of security holes.
Is Debian free of potential sercurity holes, no. Is _any_ software free
of security holes, extremely doubtful.
> I was wondering what security holes Debian may have (especially in
> comparison to Red Hat) if any. And if any of those cannot be taken
> care of.
None that I'm aware of.
> They also claimed that Debian isn't stable in comparison to Red Hat,
> Is Red Hat more stable?
Not in my experience. Additionally, I find Debian much easier to
maintain and update.
> I am asking for this information so that I have more backing when I
> tell the IT people here that Debian as good if not better than Red
> Hat. I would prefer to use Debian.
Sounds like the members of your IT department (or at least those you've
spoken with) are just biased. I would ask them to provide a basis for
Jamin W. Collins