Re: ftp.freebsd.org out of date? (WRT security advisories)
From: Jacques A. Vidrine (nectar_at_FreeBSD.org)
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 10:01:18 -0500 To: "Bruce A. Mah" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On Wed, Sep 17, 2003 at 08:40:08PM -0700, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> I'm not sure what's a good solution to this. I know that security-team
> is aware of the problem, in fact it came up in the security-officer BoF
> at BSDCon.
I think the end result was that I'm basically willing to manually push
updates to any mirrors to which I have access. I have been pushing
them to ftp and ftp2, but (as I posted in a recent message), recent
events have mucked this up a bit.
> (One possibility might be to put the advisories on the Web site and
> force an update immediately after an advisory is issued. I do this
> during the late stages of a release cycle to push out the release
> announcements and release notes. The problem with this, however, is
> that everyone is conditioned to look to the FTP sites for advisories.)
I wouldn't mind having the advisories and patches live on HTTP also.
It is arguably more convenient for more people. I wouldn't want
to have to go through CVS first to publish the patches or advisory
-- Jacques Vidrine . NTT/Verio SME . FreeBSD UNIX . Heimdal email@example.com . firstname.lastname@example.org . email@example.com . firstname.lastname@example.org _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-security To unsubscribe, send any mail to "firstname.lastname@example.org"