portsnap, only for ports?

O. Hartmann ohartman at mail.uni-mainz.de
Fri Aug 19 10:48:24 GMT 2005

I have some questions about portsnap. The intention of portsnap seems to 
be reasonable. But I miss a similar facility updating the operating 
system! One of the major arguments using portsnap is to avoid the 
intrusion of malicous code, injected via a 'man in the middle'. Thinking 
of so called root-kits it makes more sense to me securing the updates of 
source code of the operating system also or at first place. Are there 
any plans doing so? Or alternatives? I still use CVS updating the source 


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