Re: A simple question FORK! Something that bugs me about net-installs and security
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On 01/27/07 01:16, Hodgins Family wrote:
>> Did you *read* the link you posted?
> Yes, I've read/seen this Appendix F section in various versions.
> Up until the last version that I read (version 3.10 of last November)
> there has been a "FIXME: test this setup to see if it works properly."
> Didn't exactly inspire me to use it as an aid for net installations!
> Now, I'm seeing that the January version of the document no longer has
> the FIXME in it. Sorry for missing that the FIXME had gone missing!
> Shouldn't the setup of a firewall be part of the installation routine?
> Perhaps prior to running tasksel, some script could query the user about
> using a firewall and/or help him/her set an appropriate one up?
> Yeah, I know this sounds odd, but when a user is doing a installation
> and there is not a mention of firewalls during the procedure, and when
> the user reads the Installation manual and there is only one mention of
> firewalls (not in the context of the actual installation), I think that
> the user is not being fully informed at exactly the time he or she needs
> as much information as possible.
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