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    SubjectRe: TO HELL WITH IT THEN......(re: disk-destroyer.c)
    On Sat, 22 Jul 2000 wrote:

    > On Sat, 22 Jul 2000, Stephen Frost wrote:
    > > > Since no one trusted that, I know what I am doing and required full
    > > > disclosure before I could complete the protection, we have to suffer the
    > > > outcome and work to prevent it now.
    > >
    > > Peer review has shown itself to be a good thing. This is how
    > > Linux came to be as it is today.
    > I've seen in many-a-changelogs of Alan's patches things along the lines of
    > 'plugged a security hole that nobody knew about until now'. There are
    > times when peer review is unnessisary and damaging. I really doubt there
    > is anybody that would find a serious mistake in one of Andres patches of
    > that sort. Its better if the code is improved upon once a fuctional
    > version is already present in the kernel

    Obvious bug fixes are different from disableing a potentionally
    useful command, and from my understanding actually part of the SPEC, for fear
    of it being abused.


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