FreeBSD Security in Multiuser Environments
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Mon Apr 2 10:12:59 UTC 2012
On 04/02/12 17:48, Ian Smith wrote:
> In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 408, Issue 10, Message: 5
> On Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:05:00 +0700 Erich Dollansky<erichfreebsdlist at ovitrap.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday 31 March 2012 20:26:14 Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > > Da Rock wrote:
> > > > On 03/31/12 17:46, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> > > > > schultz at ime.usp.br wrote:
> > > > >> Hello,
> > > > >>
> > > > >> I would like to raise a discussion about the security features
> > > > >> of FreeBSD as a whole and how they might be employed to actually
> > > > >> derive some meaningful guarantees.
> > > > > We have a list specialy for freebsd-security at . Please use it.
> I thought this to be sensible advice. Before seeing that I'd thought of
> copying it to rwatson@ who I figured might take an interest due to his
> involvement with Capsicum, acl(3) and such, but he certainly reads that
> list anyway (and more than likely, not this one :)
> > > > Hang on, hold the phone: The security list (specifically) is for
> > > > security announcements. At least that what it said when I subscribed to
> > > > it...
> > >
> > > Wrong.
> Correct :)
So thats turn left, right? Clear as mud now... :)
> > > For list of mail lists see:
> > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo
> > >
> > > Specifically:
> > > freebsd-security at freebsd.org
> > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-security
> > >
> > > freebsd-security-notifications at freebsd.org
> > > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-security-notifications
> > this sounds very confusing for people who have simple question:
> > 'General system administrator questions of an FAQ nature are
> > off-topic for this list, but the creation and maintenance of a FAQ is
> > on-topic. Thus, the submission of questions (with answers) for
> > inclusion into the FAQ is welcome. Such question/answer sets should
> > be clearly marked as (at least "FAQ submission") such in the subject.
> > '
> schultz' post was nothing in the way of an FAQ issue, but a request for
> discussion of a wide range of system security issues, far indeed from a
> 'simple question'. Had you posted the two paragraphs before the one you
> quote above, this may have been a little clearer. To wit:
> "This is a technical discussion list covering FreeBSD security issues.
> The intention is for the list to contain a high-signal, low-noise
> discussion of issues affecting the security of FreeBSD.
I think that has clarified things sufficiently now. Looks like I should
subscribe to that list too.
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