internetnews.com: Linux Security Expert Defends Debian
Dec 04, 2003, 18:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Wagner)
"A Linux expert is defending the way Debian Project leaders
handled a recent security breach that took down the servers of the
10-year-old open source effort.
"Jay Beale, lead developer on the Bastille Linux project and a
consultant at JJB Security Consulting & Training, told
internetnews.com that it's impossible to secure any server
connected to the Internet, and it's even more difficult for an open
source project like Debian, which has a large group of developers
accessing the servers.
"But he said the steps Debian Project administrators took before
the breach were key to slowing any damage the attack caused before