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Re: Disable ZeroConf: how to ?

On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 1:31 PM, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 3, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi> wrote:
>> On to, 2011-03-03 at 12:47 +0100, Bastien ROUCARIES wrote:
>>> some package announce their existance to the world without any admin decision!
>>> It is not a fud  and a security hole!
>> That's a vague generality... which packages? You mentioned phpmyadmin.
>> What are the actual problems that results from this announcement? What
>> bad things happen from it? Can the fact that you have phpmyadmin become
>> known to an attacker via port scanning, or similar techniques? If so,
>> does it matter if phpmyadmin also announces things via avahi? What do
>> you suggest as a solution? Would a blanket policy of having all services
>> to default to not announce themselves? What would the problems from such
>> a policy be?
>> (I don't know much about this stuff, and I don't particularly care, but
>> it'd be nice if we could turn the discussion into a constructive one.)
> Windows has the concept of home / private and public networks. On
> public networks, sharing gets disabled.
> Such a concept would be good for this situation as well. Let the user
> indicate what type of network he is on and what type of services
> should be opened to that network.

The last bug is not about this, it is I have a phpmyadmin running as
www user and I announce I run it.

Not really good to give the path to phpmyadmin (that is running by
admin decission)


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