Strange advisory

Valentin V. Bartenev vbart at
Tue May 13 08:22:55 UTC 2014

On Sunday 11 May 2014 06:25:53 B.R. wrote:
> What is the benefit of having those unescaped control characters in a log
> file? Escaping them allows you to warn about their presence safely... and
> that is directly exploitable by anything, once again safely.

The benefit is that you can easily find in error/debug log exactly what
a client has sent with binary precision, and therefore better diagnose
a problem.  And this actually is the main purpose of error log (normally
it's just empty).

  wbr, Valentin V. Bartenev

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