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Old 01-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Eric Bélanger
 
Default Firestarter obsolete

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:25 PM, <tobias@justdreams.de> wrote:
>
> Hi guys,
>
> a user(Sven-Hendrik Haase) brought to my attention that firestarter has
> issues (memleaks).
> Well there are apparently some patches available somewhere .... but
>
> - last release was Jan 29th, 2005 (yes that means 4 years)
> - there seems no activity in the project
> - it deals with iptables and the kernel (which has changed quite a bit over
> the last 4
> years :P ) and is somewhat crucial to system security
> - in this state, I don't feel like fixing it(I don't maintain it anymore
> anyway) but I do
> consider it a security issue
>
> Proposal to fix: Let's get riddence of it.
>
> Opinions?
>
> -T

It has low usage (4%) anyway. No objections in removing it or moving
it to unsupported.
 
Old 01-23-2009, 08:56 PM
Aaron Griffin
 
Default Firestarter obsolete

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:25 PM, <tobias@justdreams.de> wrote:
>>
>> Hi guys,
>>
>> a user(Sven-Hendrik Haase) brought to my attention that firestarter has
>> issues (memleaks).
>> Well there are apparently some patches available somewhere .... but
>>
>> - last release was Jan 29th, 2005 (yes that means 4 years)
>> - there seems no activity in the project
>> - it deals with iptables and the kernel (which has changed quite a bit over
>> the last 4
>> years :P ) and is somewhat crucial to system security
>> - in this state, I don't feel like fixing it(I don't maintain it anymore
>> anyway) but I do
>> consider it a security issue
>>
>> Proposal to fix: Let's get riddence of it.
>>
>> Opinions?
>>
>> -T
>
> It has low usage (4%) anyway. No objections in removing it or moving
> it to unsupported.

+1 from me. Never used it myself.
 

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