OT: It looks like Linux Kernel 2.2.5 is secure.

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Totally off topic... NTL... Looks like kernel 2.2.5 is secure (even from the 'fort' --- for those who follow my postings). Won't go into why I believe this, just an opinion.

-- (...@.......), December 02, 1999


No details? Go into it if you have time later. Thanks for the opinion; I recently purchased Red Hat's latest and will be installing workstation as time and resources permit. (Cya Win95.)

-- Mori-Nu (silkenet@yahoo.com), December 02, 1999.

2.2.5 ??? That's an old kernel...the latest stable one is 2.2.13 I believe. Most of the kernels are secure - if any holes are found a fix normally follows within a few hours. That's the advantage of open source - plenty of eyes to check it over for potential leaks ;-).

FYI You can also add an extra level of security with the patches from www.kerneli.org .

-- a programmer (a@programmer.com), December 02, 1999.

I assume you NEVER log on the Internet while logged into the machine as ROOT? Otherwise, you have a disaster waiting to happen.

-- Paul Davis (davisp1953@yahoo.com), December 03, 1999.

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