Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2014 17:31:30 +0400 From: Solar Designer <solar@...nwall.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: [OT] FD mailing list died. Time for new one On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 02:58:23PM +0200, Georgi Guninski wrote: > Apologies for posting on list mainly dedicated to CVE's. I guess you're (partially) kidding. This list is not meant to be "mainly dedicated to CVE's", it just happened to be that way. Other on-topic postings are very welcome, and I find postings about other related mailing lists (dis)appearing to be on topic, in part because it affects what topics we choose to discuss in here (and what topics to discuss in other places). > The Full Disclosure mailing list died today: > http://lists.grok.org.uk/ > http://seclists.org/fulldisclosure/2014/Mar/332 > > I suppose it is time for a new list. > > Any ideas? Arrigo Triulzi and I just had this conversation on Twitter: <solardiz> Hosting unofficial Full-Disclosure archive http://lists.openwall.net/full-disclosure/ we received few message removal requests and no threats that I recall <@...icalsecurity> @solardiz shall we reboot FD? <@...ardiz> @cynicalsecurity Maybe, but I don't intend to be involved. I wasn't even subscribed except hosting this archive and sometimes looking at it. <@...icalsecurity> @solardiz perhaps we need a different FD, without the automated security bulletins and the trolls. FD with kickbans? <@...ardiz> @cynicalsecurity With "unmoderated" "full disclosure" list, it's tricky to draw the trolling vs. free speech line. I'll let others do it. <@...icalsecurity> @solardiz yes, agreed. So I think someone else should setup the new FD, somewhere. Openwall might host an unofficial archive of it again (with no promises of it staying up), and that's it. I just recalled another way in which I found FD useful: as a moderator for oss-security, I sometimes rejected off-topic yet not totally crappy postings with a comment suggesting that the person posts to FD instead. We won't be able to continue doing that. In some cases (mostly for bugs in proprietary software) we'll be able to continue to redirect people to Bugtraq, but there are in fact not totally crappy postings that I think aren't appropriate for either oss-security or Bugtraq - e.g., someone wanted to conduct a research survey in the security community recently, and I redirected them to FD (I don't know if they posted, nor if their posting to FD was approved). I felt that a posting like that would be "too crappy" for Bugtraq (although that sentiment is in part based on "the old Bugtraq" of 1990s), but OK given the overall low SNR on FD. Alexander
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