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Re: CVS access control

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: CVS access control
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 21:18:58 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 17:01:25 (-0400), address@hidden wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: CVS access control
> By definition, "security" is about preventing malicious "users" from doing
> harm.  It's not about avoiding accidents by careless users.  For example,
> would you consider a knotted rope tying my door shut to be any sort of
> security since it avoids accidental openings?

This I must pick a nit with.  :-)

One of the three corner-stones of security is "integrity".  Good
security not only prevents malicious damage, but also accidental

(eg. that's why everyone always warns not to do "stuff" as root unless
such a level of privilege is absolutely necessary to succeed)

                                                        Greg A. Woods

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