Subject: Re: final testing: taylor-uucp package (fwd)
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Simon Burge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/28/2001 15:56:25
Rick Kelly wrote:
> Currently, every UNIX OS available, except OpenBSD ships with UUCP. Though
> the UUCP mapping project has shut it's doors there are probably still a lot
> of sites getting their news, mail. and data transfers via UUCP. There may
> well be sites that can ONLY access the net by UUCP.
> UUCP isn't so big that it would create a large decrease in size to the base OS.
One reason for the recent push to pkgsrc'ise UUCP is that it had a
security hole, which was theoretically exploitable on a stock system
because we called one of the UUCP programs from the daily script...
Simon Burge <email@example.com>
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