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SubjectRe: TO HELL WITH IT THEN......(re: disk-destroyer.c)
On Sat, 22 Jul 2000 bodnar42@bodnar42.dhs.org 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.

Stephen


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