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

On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 12:47:33AM -0700, Adam McKenna wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 05:35:08PM +1000, Craig Sanders wrote:
> > by itself, it's effectively "allow connections from anywhere except
> > from clients playing silly-buggers with their .in-addr.arpa PTR
> > records"
> I.E., nothing.  Give me an example of one situation where this would
> accomplish more than stalling an attacker for a few seconds.

i have no wish to waste my time. figure it out for yourself - it won't
make any difference anyway, because you're determined not to see any POV
other than your own.

> > > 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.
> After hearing things like this it's not hard for me to understand why
> a lot of people hate Debian Developers and think they're all assholes.

that would be right.  mediocre people tend to think that only arseholes
bother to get things right.

i'm glad that debian is made by and for people who want to be better
than mediocre. i'm sick to death of mediocre people and this mediocre
world that they've made.

there's enough distributions out there where mediocrity is good enough.
feel free to use one of them if debian's pursuit of excellence disturbs


craig sanders <cas@taz.net.au>

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