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This is a discussion on Linux security - Linux ; According to this article here: http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/dev...9189593,00.htm "[Alan] Cox said that Torvalds does not always let people know when he has fixed a security bug in the kernel." A bit like Microsoft! But seriously, this can't be a good situation. Frem....

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    According to this article here:

    http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/dev...9189593,00.htm

    "[Alan] Cox said that Torvalds does not always let people know when he
    has fixed a security bug in the kernel."

    A bit like Microsoft! But seriously, this can't be a good situation.


    Frem.

  2. Re: Linux security

    On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 13:07:14 +0000, Frem wrote:

    > According to this article here:
    >
    > http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/dev...9189593,00.htm
    >
    > "[Alan] Cox said that Torvalds does not always let people know when he
    > has fixed a security bug in the kernel."
    >
    > A bit like Microsoft! But seriously, this can't be a good situation.


    Not fixing a bug and not telling anyone about it would be a bit like
    Microsoft.

    --
    Life is short, but wide. -KV


  3. Re: Linux security

    On 2005-03-03, Ivan Marsh wrote:
    > On Thu, 03 Mar 2005 13:07:14 +0000, Frem wrote:
    >
    >> According to this article here:
    >>
    >> http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/dev...9189593,00.htm
    >>
    >> "[Alan] Cox said that Torvalds does not always let people know when he
    >> has fixed a security bug in the kernel."
    >>
    >> A bit like Microsoft! But seriously, this can't be a good situation.

    >
    > Not fixing a bug and not telling anyone about it would be a bit like
    > Microsoft.



    Almost, Not fixing a bug but telling everyone that it readly is fixed or
    is not a bug is a bit like Microsoft

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