[arch-dev-public] Firestarter obsolete
aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Jan 23 16:56:59 EST 2009
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 3:44 PM, Eric Bélanger <snowmaniscool at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
+1 from me. Never used it myself.
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