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Old 02-18-2005, 11:52 AM   #1
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flaws in Linux kernel - should we be concerned?


I came across this article while googling for information on Linux kernels. What do you think?

http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=21295
 
Old 02-18-2005, 12:34 PM   #2
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and people piss and moan because Pat V. has not made the 2.6x kernel the default in Slackware yet..................

2.6x is not ready for primetime............
 
Old 02-18-2005, 01:40 PM   #3
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and people piss and moan because Pat V. has not made the 2.6x kernel the default in Slackware yet..................

2.6x is not ready for primetime............
Yikes! Figures I would pick a kernel that has issues. I even have everything working beautifully. Wow, now that I think about it, the Ubuntu distro on my old P3 has a 2.6 kernel as well....

 
Old 02-18-2005, 02:48 PM   #4
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Maybe companies and firms who uses the 2.6x kernel should be concerned but not normal user, as described in the artciel Denial Of Service attacks COULD be used on the HD but no for sure. DOS attacks are very very common on Windows system, so maybe not even companys who uses Linux kernel 2.6x should be concerned since almost every DOS attack is meant to hit a windows server, but hey all I know is that some 13 year old geek who didnt not nothing about computers pulled of a DOS attack at Yahoo and Banzai and got there entire servers down...

Linux has minimalistic flaws, Windows is a ENITIRE FLAW.

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Old 02-18-2005, 02:53 PM   #5
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Linux has minimalistic flaws, Windows is a ENITIRE FLAW.
No doubt!
 
Old 02-18-2005, 05:23 PM   #6
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Some of this seems to refer to 2.6.8.1, which is going back a long way... I'm not sure how many of these flaws still exist in 2.6.10. The remainder will probably be fixed in 2.6.11, some already are in the rc version of 2.6.11...

For desktop linux, these are very minor. For secure systems with an admin, the patches for the kernel are quickly available.

In my situation I have recent patched 2.6 kernels behind the latest patched 2.4 kernel firewall... No problems...
 
  


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