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.
If I have control over the 203.36.158.* reverse DNS (Telstra are stupid
enough to not be able to delegate the part of it that's mine, I've long
stopped caring), and I could easily have, all you would log is a connection
And, if someone's DNS is that legitimately broken, someone needs to
seriously LART the person doing the DNS with a clue-by-four. Otherwise
no-one will realise, because nothing will break. But it SHOULD break, if
something's that fucked up.
> > > 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.
Some more than others. All have different ways of making a point - some very
diplomatic (imho not the best way), some reasonably forceful (pretty good
idea), and some just calling the other a "fuckwit" (not the best idea in
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