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Re: [ubuntu-hardened] grsecurity

From: Jeff Schroeder <jeffschroed_at_nospam>
Date: Thu Mar 27 2008 - 12:26:43 GMT
To: "Ubuntu Linux Proactive Security deployment and development" <ubuntu-hardened@lists.ubuntu.com>


On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 10:08 PM, Daniel Guido <dguido@gmail.com> wrote: > As long as I have everyone's attention for a little bit, can we work
> on getting a grsecurity kernel build into multiverse? Ubuntu would be
> teh win if we had that.

Not that I'm the right person to ask, but I've heard Ben Collins from Canonical echo that it doesn't make sense (from a maintainability standpoint) for them to keep adding more kernels. A grsecurity kernel should go into Universe but probably won't.

Did you know that the Security team takes proactive security features from other distros and upstream to put into Ubuntu? [1] Also, instead of a seperate kernel, they are splitting grsecurity into individual patches and slowly integrating those [2]. You are more than welcome to create a PPA of your own and upload grsecurity kernels.[3] [1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuHardenedKernel [2] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/HardyServerSecurity [3] https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas -- Jeff Schroeder Don't drink and derive, alcohol and analysis don't mix. http://www.digitalprognosis.com -- ubuntu-hardened mailing list ubuntu-hardened@lists.ubuntu.com https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-hardened