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Re: default MTA for sarge

On Mon, 14 Jul 2003 05:10:08 +0200, David B Harris wrote:

[should debian-installer require creating a user account]

> Everything that doesn't need to be run as root shouldn't be run as root.
> This includes user desktop environments and similar. Period. The hell
> that is Windows network installation is largely the result of bad
> privilege seperation.

What use would a user account on a simple Apache box have? No desktops, no
shells. Just Apache. Everything that is done on that box requires root
permissions. (OTOH, this scenario cries for remote delivery via SMTP
anyway. Should the Debian minimal MTA support this?)

> Or perhaps you'd like having another million zombie hosts with which to
> DoS my networks, your networks, and the networks of complete strangers?

My hosts _do_ have user accounts :)

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