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Re: woody release task needs help: package priorities

* Michael Stone 

| On Sat, May 12, 2001 at 01:08:17PM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
| > | >   talk          rather obsolete, but debatable
| > | >   talkd         not very secure for baseline
| > 
| > I want those.  They are very useful, and afaik, there are no security
| > problems with talkd.
| This is about you, it's about the general case; you can install them
| yourself with no problem. *Any* open port presents an additional
| risk--what value outweighs that risk in this case, for the general user?

To cite the definition:

These packages provide a reasonably small but not too limited
character-mode system.

IMHO, a system without talk and talkd is too limited.  Have it only
listen on loopback, if security is the problem.


Tollef Fog Heen
Unix _IS_ user friendly... It's just selective about who its friends are.

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