Subject: Re: MacBSD ftp mirror down
To: Kevin Wilson 315-456-1404 <>
From: Laurent Demailly <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 06/08/1994 23:09:44
Kevin Wilson 315-456-1404 writes:
[...concerning the exports problem of macbsd_mac...]
 > As for system and account security we have enough problems with ignorant
 > users chosing stupid passwds and US citizens breaking into the systems.  Why
 > should we give foreign nationals (those not considered to be our allaies)
 > a tool to break into our industialy and militay systems.
 > PS.  France is considered to be one of our greatest enemies in the area of
 >      industrial espionage.  (No offence ment Laurent, I appreciate your 
 >      support for MacBSD, and I'm sure anyone intent on spying will get
 >      this info freely and easly through other channels.)
Sorry, but I do got offended, first I really doubt that netbsd
sources/binaries distribution is a treat concerning security... at
least 100s less than letting flowing on the
internet for instance... (which is a good thing, security is *not*
achieved by hidding algorithm or information but by making better ones)
And second, did you ever heard, for instance, of June 6th 1944 ?
remember that something happened ? France was freed from the nazi
thanks to the joint efforts of the American GIs, the Canadians, the
British, and lots of other people, including French FFIs and French
Resistance. Then, and as since LaFayette helped americans around 1777,
i think French & Americans as always been allies... at least that's
what I learned...

Hopefully, I think lot of people in USA share this view, including
your President M. Clinton (from what I heard here at least...).


Ps: forgive my poor english I'm just a french ennemie :)
Laurent Demailly - finger for PGP key