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Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: Access to ftp.gnu.org

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] Re: Access to ftp.gnu.org
Date: 05 Dec 2003 19:45:39 -0500
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Greetings, and thanks so much for the reply.  Two other quick

1) In your opinion, would it be advisable to wait for some additional
   period, and then to ask RMS?  He is the only other person with whom
   I've corresponded at some length at gnu.org.  If so, what do you
   think is a reasonable period?  We've already put up temporary
   distribution sites elsewhere, as the last version at ftp.gnu.org is
   significantly behind the latest stable version in CVS.  Of course I
   don't want to make anyone unhappy about this as I know all are busy
   and doing great work.

2) Any idea when subversions will become available again?  The
   savannah site?

Take care,

Mathieu Roy <address@hidden> writes:

> Camm Maguire <address@hidden> said:
> > Greetings!  Before the compromise to ftp.gnu.org, I had ssh access via
> > gnudist.gnu.org for the purposes of maintaining and uploading GCL
> > releases.  After the compromise, ssh access to this box has been
> > apparently disabled.  I've written several times (to
> > address@hidden) trying to regain access, but in vain.  Is there
> > another address to which I should write?
> Not specifically. It is a pity that you did not get any answer (but
> people at address@hidden is usually very busy) but my assumption
> is that shell access will no longer be given on that computer, but a
> securized way to make upload, with gpg, is available.
> I do not remember exactly the specific, people at address@hidden
> will be able to provide more accurate information.
> However, providing shell access to people other than administrators on
> servers is usually a very bad choice, understable for historical
> reasons but not for technical ones. In these days, there's no way to
> be sure that no user account will be always safe. And once a user
> account is cracked, the root account is about to be cracked too...
> Regards,
> -- 
> Mathieu Roy
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