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Anything but security is nice indeed.
also ALT Linux, but...
Posted Mar 22, 2006 21:25 UTC (Wed) by TwoTimeGrime (guest, #11688)
Security in Sendmail vs. Postfix (or qmail or probably exim)
Posted Mar 22, 2006 21:36 UTC (Wed) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054)
Posted Mar 24, 2006 17:27 UTC (Fri) by TwoTimeGrime (guest, #11688)
Posted Mar 24, 2006 17:43 UTC (Fri) by rfunk (subscriber, #4054)
But when was the last time a remote root hole was discovered in the Linux
kernel? How many have there been in "modern times" (say, since 2000)?
And can you provide a link to a remote-root Linux kernel hole? I'm aware
of local-root and remote-DoS holes, but no remote-root holes.
Posted Mar 22, 2006 23:12 UTC (Wed) by bastiaan (guest, #5170)
Maybe 10 years ago it was a mess of security holes but the Sendmail folks have learned their lesson.
They have learnt their lessons indeed. That's why they ditched the monolithic spaghetti hell of Sendmail 8 and are writing Sendmail X from scratch! Anyone who has taken a look at the horrible crufty source code of Sendmail 8 knows it's not maintainable anymore. It has constructs like macros that contain return statements, functions that go on for pages and pages, all kinds of if-else statements for obsolete configuration file verions, etc.... yuk!
Posted Mar 29, 2006 17:10 UTC (Wed) by erwbgy (subscriber, #4104)
Sendmail is very secure.
Care to bet $1000 on that
Everything has a hole appear everyone once
in a while.
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