[arch-dev-public] Firestarter obsolete
snowmaniscool at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 16:44:53 EST 2009
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 4:25 PM, <tobias at 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.
It has low usage (4%) anyway. No objections in removing it or moving
it to unsupported.
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