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Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:08:37 +0100
From: Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: Re: linux-distros membership

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On Thu, Jan 16, 2014 at 01:54:08PM +0100, rf@...eap.de wrote:
> Hi Yves,
> 
>  >> I hope this is the right place to ask for inclusion of a Qlustar contact
>  >> in the linux-distros list.
>  >> 
>  >> Qlustar is a Ubuntu/Debian based distro targeted at HPC/Storage/Cloud
>  >> clusters. We use our own kernels (typically based on vanilla) since many
>  >> years, but have the need to supply timely security fixes to our users. So
>  >> far we have to wait for other distros to come out with their
>  >> announcements and then start analyzing the fixes they have done. This
>  >> leaves us/our users with a vulnerability window that is way too large,
> 
> > I can't speak for Ubuntu, but you're welcome to participate in the
> > Debian security effort.
> 
> thanks a lot for your offer. Could you explain a little more what
> participation in the Debian security effort would mean? Note that the issue I
> currently have is mostly about kernel fixes and we don't use Debian nor
> Ubuntu kernels.

Most of the documentation can be found in the secure-testing repository
[1] and on the Debian wiki [2].

[1]: http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/secure-testing/doc/narrative_introduction?view=markup
[2]: https://wiki.debian.org/Teams/Security

Regards,
- -- 
Yves-Alexis Perez
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