[Pipet Devel] new server up

Rahul Jain rahul at photino.sid.rice.edu
Thu Mar 18 14:21:50 EST 1999

On Thu, 18 Mar 1999, Carlos Maltzahn wrote:

> Our passwords are going through the Internet in plain text. It's extremely
> easy to snoop them and then login. Red Hat's user friendly admin tools
> have the tendency to permit users to acquire root access among other
> things. RH's distributions are so unsecure that our department
> doesn't allow us to connect RH computers to the network inside the
> firewall. The Debian distribution tends to be more secure. 

I agree that Debian is generally more secure, but what's this about
getting root with the admin tools? They're not suid root.

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