Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: January 15 is Personal Firewall Day, help the cause
From: Ron DuFresne (dufresne_at_winternet.com)
To: William Warren <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:01:34 -0600 (CST)
On Sat, 17 Jan 2004, William Warren wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Yeah, I agree, but that was also a pretty steep learning curve and a lesson
> >that e.g. Redhat had to learn the hard way. I believe in 2001 Redhat 6.2 had
> >more severe security alerts that w2k.
> What many tend to forget because MS and others have blinded them to the
> fact is that RH may have had more security alerts but outside of the
> kernel RH is not linux..the linux operating system is the
> kernel..everything else is third party...MS by their own adminission has
> windows tied into everything in the instlalation(IE, WMP..etc etc) and a
> flaw in one of these programs is a flaw in the entire system. BIG
> difference in architecture big difference in overall security...you
> cannot compare windows to a linux distro becuase the distro itself IS
> not linux..:)
And yet, there's not much one ca do with a kernel alone. Of course redhat
tends to be one of the "kitchen sink" distros of linux. And if you are in
for a test of your skills, try replacing say apache with your own build on
a redhat system, and learn the issues of dependcany hell that is the
redhat RPM structure.
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