Re: Can Debian's paranoia be tamed
Richard Owlett wrote:
Miles Fidelman wrote:
you might try using expert mode when installing, and then
answering yes when the installer asks about enabling root
That did not work.
That's rather odd. The installer always asks me to set up a root
account, before setting up an account for the first user, just before
configuring the clock.
(note: it's a good idea to disable remote telnet login
before doing so; maybe install ssh if you want remote access)
Not necessary. There is not now, nor will there be any connection to
the rest of the world.
That would seem a bit crippling. Most of the power and unique aspects
of Debian lie in the packaging system and apt - which aren't very useful
without a network connection. You're pretty limited without access to a
repository, and once you connect for outbound use, you're potentially
exposed to attack (though NAT routers and firewalls can help). Without
an outside connection, you're also unable to use NTP to keep your clock
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra