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Re: RedHat forks OpenSSH?



On Mon, 8 Nov 2004, Paul Iadonisi wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-11-08 at 20:23, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> 
> [snip]
> 
> > Has anyone outside the US created an RPM yet that reverses this and 
> > restores the original tarball, while otherwise keeping the rest of the RPM 
> > the same?
> 
>   Just curious: why in the world would even *want* this grossly insecure
> algorithm (humorously named "*Alleged* Content Scrambling System") in
> what is supposed to be a *secure* shell?

The MPAA?

Seriously, it is more the principle of the thing.  We are starting to see 
more and more rpms with sources that have had parts hacked off to pander 
to some regulatory regime or another.  It destroys the Purity of Essense 
of the rpm concept.

>   Nevertheless, sounds like a job for livna.org.

Or the Cypherpunks(tm).

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