Actual tool design

Simon Perreault nomis80 at videotron.ca
Wed Jun 28 08:13:05 PDT 2000


Ok, now I get your point. I thought you were talking about the part of the
rpm that tells it how to install things.
It's more secure because you have the source instead of pre-compiled
binaries.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerard Beekmans" <gerard at linuxfromscratch.org>
To: <alfs-discuss at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2000 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Actual tool design


>
>
> > Security... Nothing keeps somebody from writing a complicated script
that
> > would do evil things. So if you want to talk about security, you have to
> > impose limits as to what profiles can or can't do. And even then there
would
> > certainly be holes, and those holes would be enormous.
> >
> > Maybe I didn't understand your point correctly.
> > pre-compiled
>
> True, but a script that does evil things is easier exposed than a binary
> pre compile package that you can't just edit in your text editor.
>
> --
> Gerard Beekmans
> www.linuxfromscratch.org
>
> -*- If Linux doesn't have the solution, you have the wrong problem -*-
> --
> Mail archive: http://www.pcrdallas.com/mail-archives/alfs-discuss
> IRC access: server: irc.linuxfromscratch.org port: 6667 channel: #LFS
> Unsubscribe: email alfs-discuss-request at linuxfromscratch.org and put
> "unsubscribe" (without the quotation marks) in the body of the message
> (no subject is required)

--
Mail archive: http://www.pcrdallas.com/mail-archives/alfs-discuss
IRC access: server: irc.linuxfromscratch.org port: 6667 channel: #LFS
Unsubscribe: email alfs-discuss-request at linuxfromscratch.org and put
"unsubscribe" (without the quotation marks) in the body of the message
(no subject is required)



More information about the alfs-discuss mailing list