[Bitcoin-development] Hosting of compiled bitcoin client

Caleb James DeLisle calebdelisle at lavabit.com
Sat Oct 20 14:19:47 UTC 2012


Another concern is sourceforge being attacked and a backdoored client uploaded.
Most people don't check signatures and I seem to recall sourceforge having some
vulnerabilities stemming from their "your own website on sourceforge" feature.
It looks like Github takes security a little bit more seriously.
Probably the best is to ask for free hosting from a reputable security conscious
bitcoin enthusiast but that basically means Tux and he's already an SPOF in the
coineverse.

Thanks,
Caleb

On 10/20/2012 04:33 AM, Wladimir wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 9:43 AM, Mark Lister <mark.lister at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> The issue is not cryptography, it's "trade with sanctioned countries",
>> period, where making
>>> files available to download is considered trade.
>>
>> Spot on, in 2005 when I lived in (among other places) Sudan, Sourceforge
>> would block certain downloads (but not the project site).  That said it
>> was trivial to bypass the restrictions then.
> 
> I don't think it's related to these sanctions but to the Great
> Firewall of China, but sourceforge downloads are also blocked in
> China. Also quite easy to bypass though.
> 
> Wladimir
> 
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