[arch-general] Preferred CHOST

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Thu Nov 13 21:16:28 UTC 2014

On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:31:40 +0100
Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Nov 2014 15:02:58 -0500
> Sean Greenslade <sean at seangreenslade.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 13, 2014 at 06:55:51AM +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> > > Sean, actually you tells us that we should care about security
> > > holes in Mutt/1.5.23 to attack you ;) and since you're replying to
> > > Arch general email, you're likely using Arch Linux. This likely is
> > > a trick, you're running Alpin on openSUSE? ;)
> > 
> > Ha hah! I'm running LFS and using telnet as my mail client!
> > 
> > I kid, I kid. And I actually did have that thought as I was writing
> > that mail. So, uh...do as I say, not as I do, etc. etc. I really
> > won't claim that my setup is anywhere near hardened.
> :)
> Another point of view is, that if we mention Arch Linux in a header,
> we also point out, that our OS is upgraded with current security
> patches from upstream. IOW it's easier for you, to attack somebody
> using another Linux distro. OTOH the latest bash issue was fixed by
> FreeBSD and all Linux distros I watch very soon and much more people
> use Apple, Windows and Android (pseudo-Linux) operating systems. I
> like to show that I'm using a MUA running on Arch Linux. Assumed I
> should need security, then I would use two additional computers to
> provide that. One for absolutely anonymous Internet usage and another
> computer that is completely decoupled from the Internet.

Assumed we want to share data between the anonymous Interne
computer and the computer without an Internat connection, e.g. by a
"brand new tidied up" USB stick, we should consider to use a third
computer before we transfer the data. With the computer in the
middle, we should check if the USB stick is "clean". The computer in the
middle should be rebuild several times a day, using different hardware

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