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SubjectRe: Linux 2.4.16-pre1
Yeah, but there have been one or two security problems in recent 2.4 kernels. Like the symlink attack one.

On 24-Nov-2001, Mohammad A. Haque wrote:
> On Saturday, November 24, 2001, at 09:41 , Patrick McFarland wrote:
> >Okay, so it was 14 that had the file loopback bug, and 12 that had the
> >ieee bug.Those bugs shouldnt have been in there in the first place!
> >Those are very major potentially show stopping bugs. What If I get up
> >one day, and I cant print? Or build isos? That sounds minor to you, but
> >thats a big thing if say, the linux box is a network print server, or,
> >its the workstation for the guy in the company who builds the iso. And,
> >no, "use the previous kernel" isnt a good excuse. Because what if you
> >get hit with bugs back to back? You'll have to go back to some kernel
> >way way back. Like 2.4.2. The Kernel needs Quality Assurance.
> Yes, this is a QA problem. But also .. if you're a smart net/system
> admin, you don't go out installing a just released kernel without
> letting others bang on it or run it on some test servers. Where I work,
> I insist the admins wait at least 1-2 weeks before going to the latest
> release unless there's some huge security fix.
> --
> =====================================================================
> Mohammad A. Haque
> "Alcohol and calculus don't mix. Developer/Project Lead
> Don't drink and derive." --Unknown
> =====================================================================

Patrick "Diablo-D3" McFarland ||
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