Pico RULEZ!!! was(Re: BUGTRAQ alert - [SECURITY] [DSA-001-1] ed symlink attack)

Bryan Dumm bdumm at bobby.bcpub.com
Wed Nov 29 16:06:41 PST 2000

> So why is ed in the book? Because if everything is broken, it still
> works. It doesn't need advanced terminal features or libraries such
> as ncurses It's like the -b init flag. Few know it's there or how to
> use it, but if the worst happens, you'll need it. So true sys admins
> know it's there and how to use it, and true unix (like) systems
> have it.


never in all my time administrating servers have I ever been in 
a situation like you describe and I personally think ed is an 
old outdated concept that should be dropped like a hot potato


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