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    SubjectRe: 3dfx - a security hazard?
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    Tigran Aivazian writes the following:
    >Sorry, still not convinced. :)
    >
    >Saying to a user who has just written his new flight simulator which
    >requires access to /dev/mem "oh no - access to this device is definitely
    >restricted!" is exactly the same as saying to another user whose new game
    >needs access to /dev/3dfx "oh no - this device is a security hole, can't
    >give you access to that!".

    If the flight simulator is using svgalib, the situation is very similar
    indeed. And I think most of us will agree in hindsight that svgalib was a
    security hazard in real life, and that the mistake should not be repeated.

    --
    Alan Curry

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