Ubuntu 'LoCo' Servers Attack Other Machines After Security Breach

Lora Bentley

Thanks to ZDNet's Ryan Naraine for this heads up on the trouble brewing between Canonical and Ubuntu community administrators.


Apparently, each is blaming the other for security lapses that allowed five of Ubuntu's hosted servers to be hacked in such a way that they began actively attacking other machines. In an e-mail, Naraine says, an Ubuntu representative called the situation "untenable."

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Aug 22, 2007 1:53 AM Lora Bentley Lora Bentley  says:
Thanks for the clarification, Mike. Reply
Aug 22, 2007 11:57 AM Mike Mike  says:
This was a rather irresponsibly worded headline -- these were NOT Ubuntu servers, they were Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo) servers hosted by outside hosting providers. Essentially, servers hosted and maintained by user groups, albeit sponsored by Canonical. Canonical have changed their LoCo server policies, and have tightened things up quite a bit to prevent a recurrence of such a problem. The Ubuntu kernel was never at risk. Reply

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