[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: And now for something completely different... etch!

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 01:03:12AM +0200, Javier Fern?ndez-Sanguino Pe?a wrote:
> - inetd begone! -> xinetd (better mechanism to control DoS, privilege
>   separation, etc.)

xinetd begone. There is no justification for using anything resembling
inetd on a modern system.

> - Better OS backup management  -> upgrade rollback?

Selecting one of the many existing viable methods is pointless, as
most people will just have to get rid of it again before using
whatever they prefer. Creating a new one seems equally pointless. We
do not have a shortage of backup tools. If you have specific issues
with the particular tool you use, you know where to send them.

> - Separate runlevels: 2 for multi, no net, 3 for multi no X, 4 for X, 4=5

No way. Debian has always avoided mindlessly dictating what runlevels
must be used for. There's no reason to destroy this feature now. And
there's no advantage to consuming an entire runlevel just to say
"/etc/init.d/xdm stop" or "/etc/init.d/networking stop", which is
all that you are proposing.

  .''`.  ** Debian GNU/Linux ** | Andrew Suffield
 : :' :  http://www.debian.org/ |
 `. `'                          |
   `-             -><-          |

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: Digital signature

Reply to: