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Re: [suse-security] removing netcat
From: Bill Wilson (rb11_njyahoo.com)
Date: Thu Jul 28 2005 - 22:50:17 CDT
I have no intention to make the discussion as a
"security" bashing (i.e our security team), but if
anyone considered removing netcat as unreasonable, it
was also decided to remove timezone, they also asked
to remove util-linux :-), which obviously cannot be
removed. It was at that point that I decided no point
to reason with them. (This is true, I cannot believe
anyone suggest this)
Anyway, I was trying to find out whether anyone did
remove netcat and so far, for those responded, no one
seems to have removed netcat.
Thank you for letting me know that I am not the
--- François Pinard <pinardiro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
> [Bill Wilson]
> > The reason they decided to remove netcat is that
> they "found" out
> > netcat is hacker's tool via a google search :-).
> Hackers also use `ls' and `cp', you know :-)
> Rootkits often replace
> `ls', among other tools. So, you might suggest `ls'
> be removed as well!
> What I really mean here is that some common sense is
> needed. `netcat' is
> a useful tool for you, just like a flurry of others.
> François Pinard http://pinard.progiciels-bpi.ca
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