[tor-talk] Not comfortable with the new single-hop system merged into Tor

Jim 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.

Reference:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rm_(Unix)

     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.^[3]
     Shortly after, the same functionality was introduced into
     FreeBSD version of rm utility.^[4] GNU rm refuses to execute
     rm -rf / if the --preserve-root option is given,^[5] 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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