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Re: [vox-tech] apt-get secure?

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Hempstah T wrote:

> Signed package support is an upcoming feature for apt-get (iirc).

Do you know the ETA on it?

> But I
> wouldn't really worry about all that stuff too much, it's definitely a

Security: Paranoid isn't paranoid enough...

> stable, they change very infrequently, so you don't need to do daily
> updates.  (weekly should be more than enough.)

According to a discussion on this list a while back, daily updates was a
common thing to do.  Of course, I can certainly resist the peer pressure 
and choose to be different.

On Thu, 20 Sep 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> i'm not sure i'd trust redhat's ftp site or rpmfind any more or less
> than debian's package sites.

But since the downloads on Debian's package sites is more frequent over
wider span of time, there is more chance for the crackers to spread their

I can use their auto updates less frequently, but the whole reason I'm
considering Debian is their auto update feature :(


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