Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 23:13:29 -0700 From: Vincent Danen <vdanen@...sec.ca> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: code review CVS * [2008-02-25 02:52:37 +0300] Solar Designer wrote: >On Mon, Feb 18, 2008 at 10:28:36AM +0100, Sebastian Krahmer wrote: >> From my view it would be helpful to have some forum/CVS or whatever >> where code reviewers can submit the code they already audited along >> with remarks/exploits/patches etc. > >We don't yet have such a CVS (or similar) repository - and it is not >obvious whether one is needed - but maybe you (and others) could start >by using a namespace on the wiki for this? The wiki includes support >for file uploads - it's the "Add Images and other files" icon (picture >in a frame) on top of the page edit area. We have not yet tested this >functionality, though (might need to add a chmod as we're running the >wiki scripts under a dedicated UID and with umask 077). > >Obviously, you shouldn't upload entire source trees (tarballs?) in this >way, but remarks, patches, and testcases may be uploaded. Actually, >the remarks are better edited on the wiki, which provides a structure >(namespaces) and revision control. > >That way, we'll see if anyone actually contributes their audit results >in this way. Then, if there's specific demand for a CVS repository or >whatever, that can be added as well. I like this idea. It definitely would be nice to know if the effort in setting up cvs or svn or whatever would be worthwhile; i.e. if enough people would use it to make it worth the possible effort/complexity to maintain it. To start off, I think the wiki would work quite well. It probably wouldn't scale well if it got wildly popular, but if there are only a few people doing it, then maybe the wiki is all we need. -- Vincent Danen @ http://linsec.ca/ Content of type "application/pgp-signature" skipped
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