Re: [fw-wiz] Port 37628....Is it just another port or out of the extra ordinary???
From: Marcus J. Ranum (mjr_at_ranum.com)
To: Mark Tinberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Victor Williams <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 00:28:15 -0400
Mark Tinberg wrote:
>This attitude is a pet peeve of mine. Why do people assume that because
>they _can_ build a kernel for themselves that they must naturally be
>better at it then the people at RedHat, SuSE/Novell or Debian who live,
>sleep, eat and breathe the kernel all day long.
Because they have different agendas. The guys who are building
kernels for public consumption are motivated to include /dev/kitchensink
whereas those who are building kernels for security ought to be motivated
in exactly the opposite direction. I don't think that security practitioners
necessarily should "throw the baby out with the bath water" but it's
much more important for them to understand the relative proportional
importance of baby V bathwater and its effect on security.
Put another way, you could just as easily make the same argument
for M$ Windows: " Why do people assume that because they _can_
configure a Windows system for themselves that they must naturally be
better at it then the people at Microsoft who live, sleep, eat and breathe
Windows all day long."??
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