Installing a compiler by default

Lee Revell rlrevell at
Sun Jun 11 18:13:41 BST 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-09 at 22:16 -0400, Shawn McMahon wrote:
> On Sat, 2006-06-10 at 07:04 +1000, Peter Garrett wrote:
> > 
> > I don't understand the resistance to installing gcc and friends. Is there
> > some kind of religious controversy involved of which I'm unaware? 
> > 
> If you consider "security best practices" to be "religion", then I guess
> yes, your lack of knowledge of them may be the source of your confusion.
> I recommend reading "Practical Unix and Internet Security", available
> from O'Reilly and Associates, as a good starting point.

I've talked to some very well known security experts about this and they
agree that it's BS.  The presense of a C compiler does not compromise
system security.


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