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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes in reiser4 (brief attempt to document the idea of what reiser4 wants to do with metafiles and why
    Good day, all,

    On Tue, 7 Sep 2004, Hans Reiser wrote:

    > >What about choosing just "..." instead of "metas"? "metas" is string
    > >that needs translation etc, while "..." is nicely neutral.
    > >
    > >cat /sound_of_silence.mp3/.../author
    > >
    > >does not look bad, either...
    > >
    > "..." is pretty good, but I think it has been used by others, but I
    > really forget who. I could live with "...", but I think "metas" and

    Some trojans and rootkits have used it to store files;
    /usr/lib/... , /usr/doc/... , /usr/sbin/... , /usr/local/bin/... ,
    /dev/... , and /usr/include/... are used by bobkit.
    This might trigger false positives for rootkit detection tools
    like chkrootkit and rootkit-hunter.
    - Bill

    "What is the most effective Windows NT remote management tool?
    A car."
    -- Network Intrusion Detection, An Analyst's Handbook
    2nd Edition, 2000
    Stephen Northcutt et al, page 147
    (Courtesy of Rodrigo Goya <>)
    William Stearns ( Mason, Buildkernel, freedups, p0f,
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