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[Savannah-hackers] Re: Plan for today

From: Mathieu Roy
Subject: [Savannah-hackers] Re: Plan for today
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 19:18:23 +0100
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Vincent Caron <address@hidden> said:

> Mathieu Roy wrote:
>>>   In theory, a malicious hacker could change the RCS file in place
>>>without you noticing on cvs updates. Although that's very tricky and
>>>there are plenty of other places with easier and more insteresting
>>>backdoors to install.
>> How so? Each time I make a cvs update, the RCS file on the server is
>> compared with my file. And if I do not have the exact same file, I'll
>> get a U, or even a C if edited the file.
>    I think I've been too suspicious on this item, forget it.
>> Apart from that I do not clearly understand your proposal. No change
>> that have been made to the server should impact the frontend part (how
>> so?)
>    That's true, we should have the frontend easily and quickly working.
>> For the backend, I guess that the change you'll have to made will not
>> be polished and portable enough to be commited in the savannah CVS in
>> a near future. So you can create a CVS for hacked backend, unlinked to
>> the savannah project itself, if you feel it necessary.
>    That's what I meant, there's an emergency for subversions, and I
> think you would prefer to defer discussions and maybe implementation
> issues about this chroot thing on the official Savannah tree later.


Mathieu Roy

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