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From Marc Slemko <>
Subject be cautious of dynamic allocation
Date Tue, 31 Mar 1998 05:47:23 GMT
A lot of the core of the server was _not_ written with dynamic allocation
in mind, and there were in mid 1.2 betas a _lot_ of places where avoiding
buffer overflows relied on the implicit assumption that there was a limit
on the size of certain things that was propogated down.

I'm not advocating that way of coding, and I think I have all of those
cases fixed, but it is just a caution that changing things to use dynamic
allocation can cause unforseen security side-effects due to other broken

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