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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

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