Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 14th Jun 2010 23:58 UTC
Bugs & Viruses Recently, the Linux version of UnrealIRCd was discovered to have had a Trojan worm its way into the source code. Even more embarrassing for the developers of Unreal is that the Trojan's been holding open the backdoor in the source code since November of 2009-- not very recently. And, of course, bloggers and press in general are taking the opportunity of another breach in Linux security to point out doomsday devices that don't really exist.
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I'm registering just because watching you talk out of a completely ignorant position is just maddening.

Oh really?

you'd find out that Unreal is actually the most popular ircd deployed, period. Seriously. So yes, this is a bigger deal than you'd think.

They are running out of IP4 addresses, that is 4,294,967,296 addresses. There are 1,500 IRC servers. Therefore, the entire market for IRC server programs is less than 0.000035% of the market for software (for machines on the Internet). Linux share of that would be 30% or less. UnRealIRCd share of that, lets be generous, perhaps 25%. UnRealIRCd for Linux is of interest to 0.0000026% of the market, at best.

[sarcasm]Big deal indeed.[/sarcasm]

In reality, 0.0000026% interest is obscure by anyone's definition.

Edited 2010-06-16 02:27 UTC

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