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Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:36:27 +0100
From: rf@...eap.de
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: linux-distros membership

>>>>> "Yves" == Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac@...ian.org> writes:

Thanks again Yves. Unfortunately this doesn't help me with getting the timely
reports about kernel security bugs from the linux-distros list. Can
somebody, who knows the details of the process, please answer what we need
to do, to get on the list?

Roland

    >> >> 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.

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

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

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