[Haskell-cafe] real haskell difficulties (at least for me)

Yitzchak Gale gale at sefer.org
Thu Jan 15 08:09:37 EST 2009

Duncan Coutts wrote:
>>> let random users... submit... build reports...

I wrote:
>> ...we open ourselves up to... hostile build reports and DOS.

Manlio Perillo wrote:
> DOS is always a problem, for every application open to the Internet.

Yes. But I didn't mean just generic flooding. I meant
abusing the effect of build reports to create a DOS.

> As for hostile builds reports, I don't see it as a security concern.

Hostile build reports could effectively remove a package
from hackage. Or bless a faulty package, causing problems
on other people's systems.


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