"Last week several vulnerabilities with OpenBSD were announced
on the full disclosure list Bugtraq. That a hole was found and
exploited is not an amazing thing. The amazing and impressive thing
is how long OpenBSD had gone without a local root exploit."
"There was a reaction to the announcements by the OpenBSD
developer team about the exploits that surprised me. The reaction
was to imply that the developers had been hiding the truth about
the exploits so as to not tarnish the reputation of
"Just in case you think that I am a militant OpenBSD user
defending the true faith, let me explain that I am a Linux user. I
have played with OpenBSD and will most likely play with it again. I
am not however, what you could call a member of the OpenBSD
community. As I said I am a Linux user. I have been impressed with
the work the OpenBSD team has done in proactivly finding bugs and
the results they have gotten from this approach. I think that there
is room in the world for Linux, *BSD, and even the commercial Unix
variants. It is my belief there are advantages to having choices
and using different approaches to solve common problems."
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