Subject: Re: NetBSD Security Advisory 1999-008
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Matthew Orgass <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/14/1999 17:54:00
On Wed, 14 Apr 1999, Simon Burge wrote:

> [[ CC list trimmed back to current-users ]]
> > 	% ln -s ./ test
> > 	% ln -s ./ test
> I don't get this problem with my 1.3.{almost4} pmax, either on a local
> ffs filesystem or an nfs filesystem.  Is this a "guaranteed to happen
> every time" problem?

  I don't know the technical details, but apparently some ports don't have
it. It should happen every time on those that do.

  However, the advisory was unclear in that on 1.3.3 it is not the ln that
triggers the hang but an ls afterwards.

Matthew Orgass