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SubjectRe: Linux headed for disaster?
root@chaos.analogic.com (Richard B. Johnson) writes:

>If Linux allows binary modules, the end of the world, as we know it,
>has arrived. The result will be Trojan and other 'malware' inserted

Oh, then the end has already arrived. Linux already allows binary
modules.

They have to be compiled for your kernel release though. But there is
no rule that this has to be done by you. Look at the ltmodem.o module
from Lucent (which does not run on my Acer 710TE Laptop :-( ).

It depends on the user whether to load a module or not. Not on the
vendor.

Regards
Henning
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Dipl.-Inf. (Univ.) Henning P. Schmiedehausen -- hps@tanstaafl.de
TANSTAAFL! Consulting - Unix, Internet, Security

Hutweide 15 Fon.: 09131 / 50654-0 "There ain't no such
D-91054 Buckenhof Fax.: 09131 / 50654-20 thing as a free Linux"

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