Re: ALL: PARANOID from /etc/hosts.deny Should be Commented by default
Quoting PiotR (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> Seriously, i think you are missing the contact with reality in this issue.
> When you start compromising usability in favor of security, you are beening
> PARANOID.. And that is what is wrong in /etc/hosts.deny. Specially when we
> are talking about DEBIAN DEFAULTS!
what's 'beening' ?
We're not sacrificing usability in favor of security, we're sacrificing
usability-for-some for security-for-lots. Apart from that we're doing The
Right Thing by assuming an 'honest' host has a correct dns entry, like all
hosts should have.
Removing it would mean more usability for you, less for me. I wonder if
they're more people with broken DNS entries than those with working ones...
> Note that the majority of debian users don't have to be networking gurus by
I would like to know how knowing what 'ALL: PARANOID' means makes you a
networking guru ;)
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