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To: John Chronister <chron@...>
From: Joseph Pingenot <trelane@...>
Subject: Re: propolice on amd64
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 09:21:11 -0600
>From John Chronister on Monday, 19 January, 2004:
>how do i get stack smashing protection on amd64?  i am using the latest 
>experimental amd64 live cd.
>-chron

You don't.  IIRC, linux sets the stack noexec on amd64, and amd64 processors
  honor it.  Remember the hullaballoo about Microsoft doing the same thing?
  Linux had it all along; just didn't have the advertising to call it
  something nifty and have the press talk about it as though it were a Great
  New Invention.
The first noexec-stack that I remember is on Solaris; there may (probably
  was) an implementation before that.
Many thanks to the amd64 kernel hackers!

-Joseph

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