[PLUG] RedHat/Fedora Crisis
sriramnrn at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 15:10:06 IST 2008
On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Rahul Sundaram
<sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Sriram Narayanan wrote:
> I feel that the Fedora and Redhat
>> organizations should step in as early as possibly with a public
>> statement on the various accusations being levelled at them
> Perhaps but people should also realize that sometimes a organization is
> limited in what it can say. In part, as announced this is a ongoing
Ack. I understand that. All I'd expect in such a case is a statement
on the fedora website that comes to the viewer's attention, something
to the effect of "Status update: Vulnerability assessment in
> Fedora has send half a dozen announcements already as I pointed out.
> Red Hat has send a errata as well.
And persons such as myself have seen all this. Only,
> The accusations are being thrown out from people with an agenda. The
> details are lost in the noise.
I'd actually dare to say +1 to the above !
>> "New SSH Fingerprints" is all that's mentioned at the top at that wiki
>> page. A more attention-grabbing line would have come to attention
>> earlier :)
> Maybe you are not seeing this but there is a link to
To repeat: Perception is different from reality. One may need to use
new keys for a variety of reasons, which may be different from an
illegal breach of security. It is this security breach and the
resulting actions which needs to be highlighted.
> Other details are covered within the announcements send to the list.
> Note that you don't have to do *anything* at all for the new signing key
> as yum will automatically prompt you and switch you over and you will
> automatically start getting packages signed with this key. So end users
> are not required to read the technical information just to get new updates.
This is very useful indeed.
I wish the Fedora Project luck. As a member of the Belenix community,
I compete with Fedora, but it has it's place and has played a good
role in helpingwith Linux adoption.
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