Re: Future Linux devel. Kernels

From: Horst von Brand (
Date: Mon May 08 2000 - 15:53:00 EST

"Khimenko Victor" <> said:
> In <> Horst von Brand (vonbrand@i
> wrote:
> HB> Khimenko Victor <> said:

> HB> [...]
> >> It works beautifully. As long as intruder does not know where exactly
> >> traps are placed he can not avoid traps. Will it work as long time defence
> >> against scilled cracker SPECIALLY directed against you ? Probably not.
> >> Will it stop most crackers ? For sure. As long as traps are NOT common and
> >> thus not known to majority of crackers!

> HB> It will work beautifully for people like you, who don't need it (they
> HB> know how to secure a box, I presume). It won't work for unwashed
> HB> users of "Distribution Foo", all of whom get the same traps. And they
> HB> are the ones who would really need it. Pure bloat, no benefit.

> Gah. The whole subthread started when I basically said "Such thing works
> fine in short terms but only as long as it's not in standard
> kernel". Looks like not everyone can understood such a long sentence :-(

Sorry, I didn't see that.

Dr. Horst H. von Brand             
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