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>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.
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
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!
Graduate Student in Physics, Freelance Free Software Developer
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