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Re: Debian Policy based on the wrong technical assumptions

Kai Henningsen wrote:

>However, you can solve them by making a very small, simple web server  
>that's restricted to /usr/doc and localhost connections. This shouldn't  
>require rocket science.

It will, however, require socket science :-)

Seriously:  For machines which don't need TCP networking otherwise,
that's an additional 124 K of unswappable kernel memory, plus the need
to run identd (or that server).

Judging from what's happening this mailing list, the gut reaction of
many experienced sysadmins will be extremely negative.

Running a Web server as part of a normal setup will strike just about
all security-concious admins as extremely unusual, and they tend to
reject what they don't understand immediately, for good reason.
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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