[tex-live] TeX Live on usb drive

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Mar 19 18:24:34 CET 2009

Philip TAYLOR (Ret'd) <Chaa006 at Gmail.Com> wrote:

> > sure, help users who need help, but don't expect backdoors that you've
> > discovered to remain open.
> "back door", Robin ?  Your FTP server announces this
> as a service, openly and up front.  I would have
> described it as a wide-open front door, myself,
> complete with "Welcome" mat.

sure.  service now suppressed altogether, welcome message amended.

i had thought it wouldn't matter, in the run-up to installing the new
ftp daemon, which doesn't offer the facility in the first place.

you proved me wrong.

it all goes to show -- never leave anything running after you've
provided an alternative way to do the work: someone will find a damaging
way to use it that you had never thought of.


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