Bug#399840: Do we want an ssh-server task?
On Sunday 09 August 2009, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 01:14:52PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > On Wednesday 29 July 2009, Christian Perrier wrote:
> > > An interesting proposal that Colin made was to converge towards a
> > > task named "Login server" or something similar, that would include
> > > openssh-server, along with other packages such as denyhosts (or
> > > sshguard), rssh (Restricted shell allowing scp, sftp, cvs, svn,
> > > rsync or rdist), molly-guard (protects machines from accidental
> > > shutdowns/reboots)...
> > Most systems really only want ssh, not any of the rest.
> Is this assertion really true? My experience has been that quite a lot
> of people actually want something a bit more, even if they don't know
I've personally never installed any of the others on any of my systems,
while I do have openssh-server installed on all of my systems.
The actual request is to make it easier to have openssh-server installed
so that users can straight away access the newly installed system over
ssh, nothing more and nothing less. So IMO we need a task that does
exactly that, and nothing more.
It seems to me that anybody wanting to set up something like a login
server or sftp server will be able to install any packages needed for