[tor-talk] Not comfortable with the new single-hop system merged into Tor
jimmymac at copper.net
Thu Dec 22 05:50:03 UTC 2016
Alec Muffett wrote:
> Otherwise, go work out how to ban "rm -rf /" - first.
That has actually been addressed in a number of places.
Sun Microsystems introduced "rm -rf /" protection in Solaris
10, first released in 2005. Upon executing the command, the
system now reports that the removal of / is not allowed.^
Shortly after, the same functionality was introduced into
FreeBSD version of rm utility.^ GNU rm refuses to execute
rm -rf / if the --preserve-root option is given,^ which
has been the default since version 6.4 of GNU Core Utilities
was released in 2006.
The OP's concerns were not frivolous. But from other posts on this
thread it is obvious (IMHO) the developers have given this issue the
attention it deserved.
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