[Referencing dan thomsen's msg from about a week ago, wherein he says...]
As a result we get to learn what kind of attacks people are using
against Unix systems. More importantly this shows that type enforcement
is a useful tool in preventing system compromises.
Yes, and if I remember right, back when the challenge was issued and people
finally figured out what was going on, it was pointed out that if SCTC was
going to let the net test their product for them, they owed the results of
said testing back to the net. I believe someone else from SCTC agreed with
this, claiming that the megabytes of raw log would soon be boiled down into
some sort of useful report.
CONCERN 3. Is the Challenge a serious learning tool or a Marketing tactic?
The answer is both.
The answer so far is "marketing tactic" from the standpoint of "out here on
the net", unless you intend to do something about it. Where are your RESULTS??
Where is OUR benefit from all the free work that the community at large has