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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd

On Tue, May 21, 2002 at 07:42:25AM +0200, Jeroen Dekkers wrote:
> On 30 years old operating systems like unix it might be. Modern
> operating systems like GNU/Hurd don't need a firewall. It even gives
> everybody a login shell when they telnet in without any problems.

Uh, well, with the problem of setting up the no user id flags in the
filesystem, and with the problem of Denial Of Service attacks.

The feature you described will not be the default for incoming remote

But if you are referring to the no-user-id, then that one is useful
unrelated to telnet.  It makes it possible for a server to drop all
permissions and raise them later as needed.


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