[ubuntu-hardened] grsecurity

Jeff Schroeder jeffschroed at gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 12:26:43 GMT 2008

On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:08 PM, Daniel Guido <dguido at gmail.com> wrote:
> As long as I have everyone's attention for a little bit, can we work
>  on getting a grsecurity kernel build into multiverse? Ubuntu would be
>  teh win if we had that.

Not that I'm the right person to ask, but I've heard Ben Collins from
Canonical echo that it doesn't make sense (from a maintainability
standpoint) for them to keep adding more kernels. A grsecurity kernel
should go into Universe but probably won't.

Did you know that the Security team takes proactive security features
from other distros and upstream to put into Ubuntu? [1] Also, instead
of a seperate kernel, they are splitting grsecurity into individual
patches and slowly integrating those [2]. You are more than welcome to
create a PPA of your own and upload grsecurity kernels.[3]

[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuHardenedKernel
[2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardyServerSecurity
[3] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas

Jeff Schroeder

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