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Do we require TCP/IP networking?

[different point, 2nd reply :-]

Christoph Lameter wrote:

>If you network configuration
>(localhost interface I assume..) is hosed quite a number of things might
>stop working.

I think Debian has a place on a standalone system not connected to any
network.  For such a machine, it is entirely reasonable to disable
TCP/IP networking in the kernel.

If any program which does not explicitly require networking stops working
these conditions, that's a bug in that program and should be fixed.

For example, X works perfectly fine over Unix domain sockets only.
Thomas Koenig, Thomas.Koenig@ciw.uni-karlsruhe.de, ig25@dkauni2.bitnet.
The joy of engineering is to find a straight line on a double
logarithmic diagram.

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