On Mon, 21 Jul 1997, Joe Klemmer wrote:
> > Another thing about a free OS... Everyone can develop for it, thus
> > you have to check _every_ source of _every_ util you wanna use,
> > before installing it... and speaking for myself... I'm quite busy
> > just keeping things working and secure (when possible :( )
> This is the advantage of going with Red Hat or Caldera. They use
> RPM for their package releases so you have some validation of their
Authenticity does not necessarily mean that there's no backdoor or
loophole. It only checks for the legitimacy of ownership.
And besides, you can check authenticity even without using RPM. It's a
convenience system but you can do this even if it's only tar-gziped with
pgp (since RPM uses pgp for authentication).
Neil D. Quiogue
IPhil Communications Network, Inc.
e-mail: neil @