[lkml]   [1999]   [Mar]   [12]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
    SubjectRe: 3dfx - a security hazard?
    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

    To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
    the body of a message to
    Please read the FAQ at

     \ /
      Last update: 2005-03-22 13:50    [W:0.019 / U:2.280 seconds]
    ©2003-2016 Jasper Spaans. hosted at Digital OceanAdvertise on this site