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RE: Web sites compromised by IIS attack
From: Denis Dimick <denis () dimick net>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 07:55:02 -0700 (PDT)


Did M$ write ftp.exe? If so then they "own" it, they own the sources and 
all rights to the code. Redhat owns very little of the code you get on 
there CD.

Denis



On Thu, 1 Jul 2004, Stuart Fox (DSL AK) wrote:



Paul,

If I'm understanding you correctly you don't understand 
Linux/Redhat. Or your just being silly to make a point. 
sendmail, wftp , php, etc.. are not owned by Redhat. Each of 
these applications are owned buy someone else and Redhat is 
allowed to re-distribute them. 

Yeah, but Redhat are the vendor, whether or not they actually wrote the
software, they distributed it to you.  Their product is Redhat Linux
(the distribution), if that has a flaw in it they shouldn't get exempted
just because they didn't write it.  Could Microsoft then pass off
support for ftp.exe for instance?


And using the number of fixes/patches to an application as an 
indication of how god it is, is a bad thing. Using this logic 
you would have to say M$ is a good product.

I believe you haven't looked at http://support.microsoft.com for a
while?

And besides, it was pretty clear that he wasn't using it as an
indication of relative quality, just as an indicator of the fact that
noone writes perfect software.


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