Re: [Full-Disclosure] Re: January 15 is Personal Firewall Day, help the cause

From: Ron DuFresne (dufresne_at_winternet.com)
Date: 01/20/04

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    To: William Warren <hescomingsoon@verizon.net>
    Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:01:34 -0600 (CST)
    
    

    On Sat, 17 Jan 2004, William Warren wrote:

    >
    >
    > jan.muenther@nruns.com wrote:
    >
    > <snip>
    >
    > >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..:)
    >
    > <snip>

    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.

    Thanks,

    Ron DuFresne
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    OK, so you're a Ph.D. Just don't touch anything.

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