Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 08:56:16 -0700 From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...sec.ca> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: wiki * [2008-02-18 17:23:28 +0300] Solar Designer wrote: >> I've setup a few pages to give it some structure and content. > >Yes, and I notice that Matthieu has added some more content to the pages >you had created. Thanks to both of you! Hmmm... so where's the Openwall vendor info, eh? <wink wink> =) >Also, I've noticed what I think is a major issue with the wiki - >although it is configured to obfuscate e-mail addresses, it only does so >when displaying the latest revision of a page. Older revisions and page >source appear with the e-mail addresses intact, ready to be grabbed by a >"spambot". I think that we'll need to either fix it in the code (or is >there a configuration setting I have missed?) or obfuscate e-mail >addresses manually. The latter will be of little help for the addresses >already entered into the wiki as they will remain in the old revisions. Well, there's maybe a dozen in there and Lord knows the Mandriva security contact gets more spam than I care to admit. Those addresses are pretty public to begin with, so we should either figure out how to obfuscate the old revisions or do it manually. I think the dozen or so addresses that would show up in the old revisions shouldn't be a big deal (provided we figure/implement something now before it really starts to get populated). >> ... setup a redirect on >> http://oss-security.openwall.org/ so that you get bumped to /wiki/ >> instead of seeing an apache directory listing. > >Done. I've made this a temporary redirect (code 302) such that we can >replace it with a static page later on (with links to the wiki and to >non-wiki content that we might add). Oh good, thanks. >> Feel free to start adding content. I think the structure is ok enough >> to start with, we'll see how it goes from there. It's pretty >> straight-forward and should be easy enough to add to (I just added a few >> links, some pages, etc. but every vendor should be adding their own info >> there), and others can add content, etc. > >Yes. I think that some of the content to add would be list charter for >oss-security (Josh?) and official(?) or primary description of >vendor-sec. For the latter, we can take the text from the recently >created Wikipedia page - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vendor-sec - then >have the Wikipedia page backed by the already-public info on our wiki. These sound like good ideas to me. Particularly the bit on vendor-sec. I think for this to become effective, we need to expose it more and at the same time we can expose vendor-sec a little bit more too. >> I've also registered #oss-security on Freenode for chatting. > >Thanks! I am a little bit concerned that having an IRC channel might >result in us having less "permanent" content (on this list and on the >wiki) as questions will be asked and answered on IRC instead... You'll always have a smaller subset of people on IRC than on the list (i.e. right now it's just Josh and I). I don't think it will replace the list, but supplement it. I know for Mandriva, it's good to discuss things on IRC but more often than not a summary of sorts is sent to the pertinent ml to let the others (who aren't on IRC, or aren't there at a particular time, etc.) know what's going on, or wha has been discussed, etc. I think a medium like IRC is invaluable for "rapid-response" or brainstorming. There's nothing to stop a summation of discussion from going back to the list for further discussion, but it's really useful for discussing things to get a quick(er) resolution in some cases. Or even just bouncing ideas around. -- Vincent Danen @ http://linsec.ca/ Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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