Re: ALL: PARANOID from /etc/hosts.deny Should be Commented by default
On Wed, Apr 18, 2001 at 11:25:23PM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:
> I think that the main point people are missing here is that in order
> for PARANOID to be anything other than an annoyance, it MUST co-exist
> with hostname-based rules.
no, it performs a useful function when it's the only rule in
not a hugely useful function, but useful nonetheless.
> What does PARANOID buy on a host that has no other access rules?
by itself, it's effectively "allow connections from anywhere except from
clients playing silly-buggers with their .in-addr.arpa PTR records"
> So we can be pedantic and enforce "correct" DNS configuration? That's
> a bullshit reason.
it's not why we're doing it, but it's not a bad reason all the same.
craig sanders <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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