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Re: Vulnerability in sourceforge.net
From: "J.A. Terranson" <measl () mfn org>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 16:36:35 -0500 (CDT)


On Thu, 22 Jul 2004, Gregory A. Gilliss wrote:

Really...FreeBSD comes with user nobody set to /sbin/nologin out of the
box.

And this is bad or related how?  I really do not see the connection to
this default setting (a reasonable one) and an admin's failure to config
their web server properly.

Maybe they should have chosen a better host OS?

What on earth does the host OS have to do with this?

On or about 2004.07.22 07:49:53 +0000, Todd Towles (toddtowles () brookshires com) said:

Sounds like they should have configured that page a bit different...made it
run under a little less access...or said I say..it is a mis-configuration.

Exactly!  This is host OS independent.

-- 
Yours,

J.A. Terranson
sysadmin () mfn org
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  "...justice is a duty towards those whom you love and those whom you do
  not.  And people's rights will not be harmed if the opponent speaks out
  about them."      Osama Bin Laden
        - - -

  "There aught to be limits to freedom!"    George Bush
        - - -

Which one scares you more?

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