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RE: What is the point here?
Before this thread erupts into a flame war, it might be worth re-reading
the BugTraq charter.
A quick excerpt:
"BugTraq is a full disclosure moderated mailing list for the *detailed*
discussion and announcement of computer security vulnerabilities: what
they are, how to exploit them, and how to fix them."
From: Alun Jones [mailto:alun@xxxxxxxxx]
> I really don't know why _you_ signed up for Bugtraq. Me, I
> signed up because someone posted an exploit for my software
> here some time ago, and didn't bother to tell me about it
> first. I'd like to think that isn't Bugtraq's purpose.
> I'd like to think that Bugtraq positions itself as something
> more than a semi-sneaky, behind-the-back-of-the-vendors rant
> group, or an assembly point for root-kit starters.
> Moderators, please stop accepting posts where the poster has
> stated specifically that they have not yet notified the
> vendor, or where the only new thing that is contributed is a
> more insidious version of an existing exploit. And posters,
> please consider carefully before you post whether what you
> post is going to contribute to an increase in security or a
> decrease in security. If you cannot claim that your post
> will help to improve security, then do us a favour and take
> it somewhere else.