Re: NMU'ing for wishlist bugs? (aka: intent to NMU bind9)
On Tue, 10 Sep 2002 21:34, Mark Ferlatte wrote:
> begin Andres Salomon quote on Tue, Sep 10, 2002 at 03:14:48PM -0400:
> > serious objections, I will NMU bind9. It is embarrassing that we still,
> > to this day, ship a bind9 package that runs as root by default
> > (especially given bind's track record, wrt security).
> As long as you're running it as non-root, do you make it chroot() also?
Chroot is much more difficult to manage. Non-root is a no-cost option.
> bind8 could also run as non-root, but the maintainer's viewpoint was
> that it would confuse people who had interfaces that were transient.
> User-friendyness wins over security yet again.
It would not confuse anyone. Have it run with authbind and it will do
everything as non-root that it could do as root.
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