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

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 01:11:47AM -0500, Rahul Jain wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 05:15:59AM +0200, PiotR wrote:
> > 
> > Is debian a free operating system or an ELITE operating system? :o(
> > 
> It's one that you have to learn how to use, just like anything with power. If
> you give a newbie a wide-open system, how long do you think it'll be before
> someone breaks into it? There's enough DDoS going on as it is. Let's not have
> debian be a reason for more.

a) removing PARANOID does not by any stretch of the imagination make a
   machine "wide open".  In fact, any host on the internet can still connect
   to the machine and exploit any service that's running.
b) (as already explained in a previous message), Linux logs both remote
   hostname and IP address, so the argument about logging does not apply, and
   even if it did, there are many ways (log deletion/modification, 
   installation of rootkits, etc.) to conceal a breach, and PLUS, they are
   not going to coming from their home dialup or DSL, they're most likely
   going to be coming from another hacked box.
c) Please stop feeding the troll.


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

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