Volunteer for a workshop on "setting up your own buildbot/buildslave"?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at geeklair.net
Wed Nov 11 08:00:29 PST 2015

On Nov 11, 2015, at 10:46 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> I would imagine that most users who bought a Mac want to run Mac OS, not any other OS.

yes, and it's unfortunate that Apple doesn't have a clearly published policy of how long they continue to support OS releases (and that they don't continue to release security updates for longer).

> You believe that a Mac with an old version of OS X, running with the OS X firewall enabled, behind a NAT router, not running any server programs, is vulnerable to attack from the Internet?

I believe that most people are not capable of safely running an internet connected device that isn't actively supported by a vendor.

The specifics of what must be done to mitigate the risk depends a lot on the specifics of the situation (and often would cost more than just getting a new box / installing a different OS).

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