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Re: Securing a Debian machine

Michael Stone <mstone@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 12:11:29PM -0500, James A. Treacy wrote:
> > I propose we do the following:
> >  - leave mbr as it currently stands. Most users are worried about
> Why would we do that? I have yet to see anyone justify why mbr is good
> for a default install (rather than as an optional package.) Even leaving
> the security issue alone, the 2FA: prompt is confusing for people who
> hit shift in hopes of seeing a lilo: prompt.

Oh c'mon, the first time I did that, I figured, "oops, hit it too
soon, I bet pressing Enter will fix it."  It did.  Not that hard.
Others, and myself, have already established why we need it.  It is a
question at install, is hitting Tab to move it over to No really that
hard?  ONE KEY?

John Goerzen   Linux, Unix consulting & programming   jgoerzen@complete.org |
Developer, Debian GNU/Linux (Free powerful OS upgrade)       www.debian.org |
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