Thanks for giving us the choice.
But can I suggest that "server edition" is misleading? It will encourage
people new to the distro to use it simply in order to run any server, which
of course is probably most installations. I've had no probs with gr_security
on our servers. Perhaps call it "i686 SMP - lower security" or something
perhaps less tendentious...
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From: Bruce Smith [mailto:bws@...]
Sent: 29 November 2004 03:52
Subject: [Devil-Linux-discuss] Devil-Linux v1.2.1 new download options.
Beginning with version 1.2.1 of Devil-Linux, the official precompiled
packages available for download have changed. Now available are:
o) i486 single processor
o) i586 SMP
o) i686 SMP - server edition.
The new "server edition" is almost the same software selections as the
others, with the exception that "grsecurity" is not included. This is
because grsecurity has been known to cause problems by killing some
Because of expected lower demand for the i486 package, it will not be
available on sourceforge mirrors. It is only on ftp.devil-linux.org and
other Devil-Linux mirror sites.
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From: Bruce Smith <bws@ar...> - 2004-11-29 14:36:03
> Thanks for giving us the choice.
> But can I suggest that "server edition" is misleading? It will encourage
> people new to the distro to use it simply in order to run any server, which
> of course is probably most installations. I've had no probs with gr_security
> on our servers. Perhaps call it "i686 SMP - lower security" or something
> perhaps less tendentious...
I believe we should make it clear to everyone that this is lower
security, and one of the others is best used for a firewall, even though
the server edition is more hardened that most other distros.
Even so, I don't like the name "lower security" because the main purpose
of this version was not to lower security. The purpose is to create a
dependable server that won't kill it's own processes without notice.
There have been a lot of reports of grsecurity causing problems with
some server processes; I've seen it myself. I think it varies a lot,
depending on the load of the server and what server(s) you are running.