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Re: new portmap packages, testers wanted

On Sun, Jan 18, 2004 at 08:31:34PM +0100, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> I don't know what you did exactly to the package, but what is wrong with
> using libwrap as usual?

He's requiring added complexity to other packages not under his control by
forcing them to "register" before portmap will actually listen on a remote

Gee... as opposed to just configuring /etc/hosts.deny properly, something
I've never been able to figure out why portmap doesn't do in the first

Added complexity for other packages.  More than one place to control access
to the same daemon. A new Debian-ism to make us different from everyone
else.  Yeah, those are all good reasons to do this.


No, I'm not a DD, I'm just someone who'd have to use this mess.

 Marc Wilson |     An empty cab drove up and Sarah Bernhardt got
 msw@cox.net |     out. -Arthur Baer, American comic and columnist

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