Subject: Fwd: Re: Microsoft: Closed source is more secure
From: Lynn Winebarger <>
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 23:58:11 -0500

On Thursday 26 April 2001 06:02, Norbert Bollow wrote:
> Werner Koch <> wrote:
> > Responsible admins don't use wu-ftp or other programs with a large
> > record of security pitfalls.  Well, Bind is a problem because there
> > is no other conforming and usable alternative available.
> What is the problem with djbdns (apart from the fact that it is
> not Free Software)?

(a) personality of the author as seen in Internet postings (usenet/web pages)
(b) poor documentation, if qmail is any indicator
(c) odd way of writing source code, if qmail is any indicator
(d) odd build process, if qmail is any indicator
(e) odd license and infrequent updates to official source (if qmail ....),
 which exacerbate the effects of b,c, and d.