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From: Owen Gunden <ogunden@××××××××××××.edu>
To: gentoo-dev@g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Good Work, Lads!
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2003 20:52:26
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Good Work, Lads! by Paul de Vrieze
1 On Wed, Jun 25, 2003 at 09:09:03PM +0200, Paul de Vrieze wrote:
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3 > you seem to be mailing as root. If that is true, and your username is not
4 > aliassed to root, that is unsafe. One think making linux more resistant to
5 > viruses is that on linux most things do not run as root. E-mail clients
6 > certainly do not need to run as root.
8 Is this a troll? Does it even deserve a reply? *sigh*
10 Stroller may do what he wants with his machines. He is a big boy.
12 Did you ever consider the fact that he might be running as root on an old
13 machine that is used only for email and doesn't demand high security? How
14 about a laptop that he runs as root for convenience and isn't secure,
15 because he keeps his data on another machine? Or hell, he could be running
16 linux on his PDA and emailing you from there! Does he care if that gets
17 hacked?
19 Please mind your own business unless you know the details of what you're
20 criticising :). *sheesh*.
22 Owen
23 (*ducks*)
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Re: [gentoo-dev] Good Work, Lads! [OT] Sven Vermeulen <swift@g.o>