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Robin P Reagan <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 19 Feb 2001 18:38:33 -0700
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> "...  And since Linux is immune to economic warfare, we've got to make
> it illegal."
> But perhaps, Linux isn't immune to cyber warfare. And Open Source
> products in general are potentially more vulnerable to that. And many

I disagree, The major open source server OS's (FreeBSD, OpenBSD... The
problem with Linux is that it defaults to a pretty insecure install).
are more secure then the commercial M$ counterparts (NT, Win2000). When a
vulnerability is discovered in an open source OS, the code is fixed quickly
and made available to the community more quickly then M$ can respond with a
service pack / patch (If they so desire). M$ can't even keep their own sites
secure as the resent cracker attacks have pointed out.

BTW: As the web site ( says "Three years without a remote
hole in the default install!" is a pretty impressive statement!

> Internet servers are based on Linux. Some day it may become
> dangerous... There is a significant difference between the Open Source
> compilers (or even local utility programs) and the operating systems,
> such as Linux, in that sense.

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