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Re: ALL: PARANOID from /etc/hosts.deny Should be Commented by default

On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 02:55:34PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 01:55:51PM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:
> > 
> > That's the point.  This _DOES_NOT_ increase security.  Anyone who believes it
> > does is suffering from delusions.  All it does is make life harder on
> > sysadmins, who, if they don't know this is enabled, may spend hours chasing
> > down this problem.
> then that sysadmin sucks.  one quick look at the logfiles on the
> server will CLEARLY show exactly what the problem is.  unless the
> sysadmin can't read either i fail to see how they would spend `hours
> chasing down this problem'  
> if they are not even bothering to look at logfiles well what can i
> say...  

The reason that was given for the line being there is to "protect" these 
clueless system administrators.

Saying "well, if they can't figure out what the problem is, then they're
clueless" is redundant.


Adam McKenna  <adam@debian.org>  <adam@flounder.net>

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