[CentOS] EL 6 rollout strategies? (Scientific Linux)

Mon May 16 20:05:49 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 05/16/2011 02:46 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> On 5/16/2011 1:43 PM, John R Pierce wrote:
>> On 05/16/11 11:24 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>>> it is somewhat unsettling to think that the
>>> project itself considers that to be a problem.
>> consider what might happen if a core build server for a project as
>> widely used as centos gets penetrated and carefully targetted to slip
>> trojans unnoticed into the final product....  this woudl be a holy grail
>> to the sort of international espionage that is taking place today.
>> be scared, be very scared.
> Yes, but assuming they eat their own dog food and are running the same 
> thing we are, if their servers are penetrated, yours will too even 
> before whatever they are building ships.  And it is something that 
> debian seems to be able to handle.  In any case, with full automation it 
> would be easy enough to duplicate the final build on a trusted server 
> and compare the results before distribution.  Or for someone else to do 
> it to verify from an outside perspective.
There is not a server in the world that I could not break into if I was
on the same subnet ... and I am not even that smart.

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