Re: Many ports open by default
On Sun, Apr 29, 2001 at 10:29:58PM -0600, Dwayne C. Litzenberger wrote:
> I suspect it's already been discussed before, so I'll ask instead of
> flaming. (See! I can learn!)
many times before.
> Why does a server automatically get run just because it's installed?
because if you didn't want it to run, you wouldn't have installed it.
if you want to install it but not run it, then edit the startup script.
> Shouldn't the default be to not run daemons unless they are explicitly
> enabled, [...]
no, users shouldn't install daemon packages if they don't want the
daemon to run - or they should learn how to edit the startup scripts (or
inetd.conf) if they want non-standard behaviour.
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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