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Re: Security of CFINPUTS

From: Mark . Burgess
Subject: Re: Security of CFINPUTS
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 22:46:44 +0200 (MET DST)

On 15 May, Bruce Richardson wrote:
> On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 12:47:21PM +0200, wrote:
>> On 15 May, Julien Brouchier wrote:
>> > 
>> >    I always thought that /var/SOMEPROGNAME is somewhat wrong, Why 
>> > would'nt you use /var/lib/cfengine ?
>> > 
>> This is an eternal discussion, but /var/lib doesn't actually
>> exist on all systems. On the other hand, one has /var/cron ..
>> which also...doesn't exist on all systems...
>> What a mess Unix is. Let's not try to tidy it up ;-)
> So long as it is configurable, this is not a problem.  Then the package
> maintainers for the various *nixes can set it how they like.

Unfortunately the location of config files cannot be meaningfully
made configurable, since that would require meta-config files, which
would.... yeah. At some point an executive decision has to be made.
And this always causes arguments.


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