Respository vandalism by root at ...fd.o

Luc Verhaegen libv at
Wed Nov 24 03:47:43 PST 2010

On Wed, Nov 24, 2010 at 11:18:20AM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> He ensured the problem was noticed, and that it got out to people who
> depend upon the repository being secure and properly managed. In this
> case that turns out to have ensured the offender admitted to something
> silly but if it had been a more serious attack it would also have ensured
> people relying on the repository knew what was going on.
> Security through bad mouthing the messenger for raising the issue is
> normally reserved for government ministers, IMHO it has no place here.

With all things said and done, it looks like mailing just fd.o admins 
was not the best of options here. Two of the fd.o admins were 
responsible for this :(

Luc Verhaegen.

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