Subject: Re: syslog(3) security problem
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 08/30/1995 17:21:24
>> Would someone in core please commit the fixes for this to the tree?
>Oh get a grip. It's been like 24 hours... *Some* people actually
>have to work for a living...
Can you think of something in this business that's more important than
random outside people not being able to maraud about your machine at will?
*Some* people might end up with a lot more work to do, for the same living,
if they sup and blow away the fixes they've installed and don't notice.
NetBSD is either a for-real operating system or it's not. That the vendors of
other for-real operating systems such as SunOS are negligent isn't a reason
for NetBSD's user and developer community not to wish that we could do better.
>>NetBSD is starting to look like Sun in this respect.
>Except that people at Sun get paid...
Point taken. I certainly didn't mean to suggest that the core team doesn't
do a lot of great work, all the time, for no cash. Or to sound overly bitchy
or strident, for that matter. And I know that some core team members are
unusually busy/sick/otherwise occupied. I just think that this is really,
really important, and I'm worried about it. Sorry if I offended anyone.