Re: Bits from the Release Team - Kicking off Wheezy
On Thu, 31 Mar 2011, Roger Leigh wrote:
> > > > /etc/adjtime
> > This needs to survive reboots, and it is also needed early in the boot.
> > It is used to correct the RTC syndrome.
> > I am at a loss about how it could be made compatible with RO /.
> > > > /etc/hosts.deny (written by denyhosts, hence that one is a bit hard to fix)
> This one really belongs under /var given that it's writable. Do we
> really need it that urgently before /var is mounted? Can't we reload
> whatever is using it after /var becomes available? Isn't this also
Only if we would also change tcp wrappers to deny all if it cannot read
both /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny, so that you can play symlink
Now, I just checked, and Debian tcpwrappers CAN read a list of files to
be acted upon (allowed, denied, etc) from a regular file. So we can
probably just tell denyhosts to switch to that usage pattern, and
/etc/hosts.* can be made RO.
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