On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 10:31 +0100, Wouter Verhelst wrote: > On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 11:02:47AM +0100, Klaus Ethgen wrote: > > Hi, > > > > Am Do den 3. Mär 2011 um 3:35 schrieb Chow Loong Jin: > > > > A system has not to listen for any unused and unneeded services ever. A > > > > firewall is to control services you _need_. > > > > > > > > All that zeroconf stuff is absolutely not needed and wanted. (By the > > > > most users, I suppose.) > > [...] > > > Actually I absolutely love the <machine>.local resolution > > > functionality on a network (it works much better than the NetBIOS > > > crap that can never find another machine on a network when you want > > > it). That, and Pidgin's Bonjour support interfaces with iChat over > > > zeroconf, allowing you to chat with users (and exchange files, > > > perhaps?) across a network without needing to set up a centralized > > > chatting system. > > > > The thoughts of that makes me shiver! > > Me too, but not in all cases. > > There are two generic types of computing environments. For lack of a > better name, I'll call them the environment of the home user, and that > of the corporate user, though it's not entirely accurate. Unfortunately, > their requirements conflict somewhat. > > For a corporate user, security is more important than convenience. [...] This is nonsense. Corporate users need to get stuff done. To the extent that an IT department issues security policy that get in the way of that, the IT department is undermining the company and will be ignored. Thankfully, security rarely needs to conflict with convenience. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.
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