As You Were

Devin Coughlin's blog.
Styles: Serious Spare

March 29, 2006

Ouch

From an inteview with Theo de Raadt, the creator of OpenBSD:

Theo de Raadt:
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Of course we did not set out to create OpenSSH for the money — we purposely made it completely free so that the "telnet infrastructure" of the 1980s would die. But it sure is sad that none of these companies return even a fraction of value in kind.

If you want to judge any entity particularly harshly, judge Sun. Yearly they hold interoperability events, for NFS and other protocols, and they include SSH implementation tests as well. Twice we asked them to cover the travel and accommodation costs for a developer to come to their event, and they refused. Considering that their SunSSH is directly based on our code, that is just flat out insulting. Shame on you Sun, shame, shame, shame.

I will say it here — if an OpenSSH hole is found that applies to SunSSH, Sun will not be informed. Or maybe that has happened already.

Posted by coughlin at 12:32 AM

March 22, 2006

Sun's Been on a Roll Lately

Is it just me, or has Sun been on a roll lately?

It's too bad the company doesn't quite seem sure of where it wants to go.

And where have you gone, (Further) Confessions of an Operating Systems Junkie?

Posted by coughlin at 12:03 AM

March 15, 2006

Devin Coughlin Contact Info

So we finally sold the fortress of solitude.

Fog and Flagstones

This means I won't be able to get voicemail at (303)-545-5547 anymore.

The best way to reach me is by cell at (303)-478-1593 or by email at coughlin[symbol for 'at']cs.stanford.edu. Because of my telephonophobia, email is probably best.

I'm living in La Alma/Lincoln Park in Denver now. E-mail me if you need the address.

Posted by coughlin at 9:59 PM