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Re: Problems with Limitations or "Differences" of Subversion

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-07 22:35:24 CET

On Tue, 2006-11-07 at 11:44 -0800, Kenneth Porter wrote:

> > I've always liked twiki - and find it amusing that http://wiki.java.net
> > uses it (it's perl). The only problem I've had is that people like to
> > attach binaries that you can't easily view/edit directly over the web.
> At one time researching wikis I tried Twiki and shortly thereafter a major
> security issue was discovered and lots of public Twikis got exploited. I
> took down my Twiki and put my wiki research on the back burner, but stayed
> subscribed to their new security announcement list. I've seen a few more
> exploits discovered.
> Twiki is likely good inside a LAN but I'd be uncomfortable with deploying a
> public one.

If we avoid everything that has ever had an exploit and has subsequently
been fixed we wouldn't have much to work with, much less an OS to
run it on.

> I've got a Mediawiki deployed, and its high-profile use with Wikipedia
> would suggest it's more likely to be regularly attacked, and therefore
> likely to be more audited and hence more bullet-proof.

www.twiki.org has its own public site, and I'd think the wiki.java.net
example would get some public attention. But there are wikis for
every taste: http://www.wikimatrix.org/ has the feature lists.

  Les Mikesell
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