Re: RfD: Debian is not randomly installing services
Christian Schwarz writes:
> > > 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!
> > Really? I haven't noticed that there is a switch at lpd similar to
> > '-r' on syslogd. Nevertheless, even local daemon can cause security
> > problems and if the user doesn't need it why should that daemon be
> > started?
> > I could live with your addition but I would like to be prompted,
> > too.
> But I thought most people already complain, that there are too many
> questions in the installer scripts (postinst).
There might be too many questions, but I believe these new ones are
Hmm, if there are really too much questions we could implement a global
installation option 'always_start_daemon' which is defaulted to 'no'
as well as add an [O]ption section to dselect and a well-defined interface
to the options.
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