Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2008 12:51:45 +0100 From: "Michael Simpson" <mikie.simpson@...il.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: tool announcements (was: ARP handler Inspection tool released) > On Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 02:41:48PM -0800, Jonathan Smith wrote: > > I wholeheartedly agree. > > Thank you for commenting on this. Your opinion is appreciated and may > affect our moderation policy. At this point, I am not sure if it is the > prevailing opinion of this group, though. > > > Announcements of this kind belong on bugtraq/FD > > Maybe. However, many topics are valid on Bugtraq - not only Open Source > ones. I imagine that someone could be interested in security tool > announcements relevant to Open Source software only. Also, Bugtraq is > so large that few of us would dare to bother its readers with > announcements of new versions of a tool, even fairly major ones. > > As to full-disclosure, we all know that there's a lot of noise on that > list. I'd rather not join it, although I like to receive occasional > announcements of security tools. I agree FD's signal to noise ratio has plummeted in the last few years and is only really useful as entertainment. There was a secfocus mailing list for beta-announces <betaannounce@...urityfocus.com> which seems to have died a death Having just gone into production with an OSS webapp i would really appreciate an oss-sectools list. best wishes mike
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