Re: the netbase/inetd conspiracy
On 22-Sep-02, 23:14 (CDT), Anthony Towns <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 22, 2002 at 09:07:09PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > rm /etc/inetd.conf
> > 1) makes sure it won't run, and that if it is run, it won't work;
> > 2) is already the supported way of dealing in Debian.
> Consider the "magic" required. One possibility is that something will
> accidently recreate /etc/inetd.conf. The other is that "ls" or similar
> will accidently get socket coded added to it. The latter doesn't seem
> remotely plausible: it could happen if someone specifically wants
> to exploit you, but not by accident, or as part of regular Debian
> activity. By contrast the former happens every time you upgrade
> netkit-inetd -- as it happens (2) *isn't* the case.
Then netkit-inetd is broken. If I remove a configuration file, it damn
well better stay gone unless I do something explicit to re-add it.
Packages that don't use the dpkg conffile mechanism are still required
to act in an equivalent manner.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net