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SubjectRe: PATCH: cdrecord: avoiding scsi device numbering for ide devices
On Gwe, 2004-08-20 at 14:41, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> > While Sun did spend a year refusing to fix security holes I found - for
> > "compatibility reasons" - long ago back when I was a sysadmin at NTL,
> > the Linux world does not work that way.
> Unless you tell us what kind of "security holes" you found _and_ when this has
> been, it looks like a meaningless remark.

Solaris of 2.5 era had bugs that allowed any user with rsh access to
issue network configuration ioctls. The sun engineers fixed the bug the
day I reported it then various other people refused to allow it out for
a year.

Linux doesn't work this way. We fix security bugs as a priority.

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