On 27-Jul-00 Jacques A. Vidrine wrote:
On Thu, Jul 27, 2000 at 02:52:47PM +0200, Neil Blakey-Milner wrote:
You expect someone to check out sources and recompile the program to
make it secure when you can instead use a command line option?
No, I expect by default that it be built in secure mode.
I expect that if someone wants to shoot herself in the foot, she can
twiddle make.conf and rebuild from source to disable this option.
If the default behaviour is safe (ie by default it checks permissions) then I
don't see that it is necessary to make it a build time option.
If you are playing with options you don't understand then you're asking for
Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
for Genesis Software - http://www.gsoft.com.au
"The nice thing about standards is that there
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