Re: RfD: Debian is not randomly installing services
On 27 Jun 1997, Mark Eichin wrote:
> > The situation looks completely different if the server has its own
> > package, like `msqld' for the server and `msql' for the client.
> Not really -- the user should still be prompted (or have some control
> over it) because the daemon package probably contains the
> *documentation* for the daemon! I should be able to install a package
> in order to read the docs, and not have to run it...
However, we should probably distinguish between "local daemons" and
"network daemons". I think it is pretty safe to start "lpd" on every
machine, since the default configuration would not accept queries from
foreign hosts. If I install the "lpd" package, I would not like to be
asked whether this daemon should be started!
-- Christian Schwarz
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