[lug] Firewall what a flare of experience

Sean Reifschneider jafo at tummy.com
Wed Aug 2 13:18:45 MDT 2000

On Wed, Aug 02, 2000 at 12:37:39PM -0600, Ferdinand Schmid wrote:
>Less functionality is usually SAFER - and there are many browsers out
>there that have less functionality than Netscape and are less common
>= safer.

I don't agree there.  It's a double-edged blade -- it may be less likely
for an attacker to find a problem, but less common also means there
are fewer white-hats looking at it which could result in any vulnerabilities
requiring *LONGER* to find.  The more eyes you have looking at something
the better, IMHO.

QMail isn't more secure than Sendmail because it is less common.  It's more
secure because it had a secure architecture.  Ditto with

 That weapon will replace your tongue. You will learn to speak through
 it.  And your poetry will now be written with blood. -- _Dead_Man_
Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python

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