[gopher] Fwd: Re: [linux-elitists] nimda - cheese or notify script?
Woohoo. would be nice to see some new gopher daemons.
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From: Wayne Earl <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Sep 2001 00:04:56 -0700
To: Linux Elitists <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [linux-elitists] nimda - cheese or notify script?
On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 11:51:01PM -0700 or therabouts, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> apt-get installed gopherd
Pretty unhelpful for most Linux users, who don't currently use Debian
(no flame value is associated with that statement; linux elitists use the
distro that sucks less for themselves. Flames regarding this issue piped
Compiling from source is an adventure as well. What crap code that is.
> To be honest, after reading the gopherd code I'm less optimistic about
> it coming back. The code of UMN gopherd is awful. There are
> potentially hundreds of buffer overflows. And the '.\r\n' sequence
> (IIRC) terminates a transfer. Thus files need escaping, and sendfile()
> can not be used.
The code looks like it hasn't been updated in years. Better to
reimpliment a gopher server from the ground up. Maybe I'll whip
something up in perl or python.
Wayne Earl <email@example.com>
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