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Bug#233174: debian-edu-config: strange postinst message : open-backdoor open ...

On Tue, Feb 17, 2004 at 10:10:20AM +0100, albanbrowaeys@oreka.com wrote:
> Package: debian-edu-config
> Version: 0.359
> Severity: normal
> Quite frightening btw :P
> Please help understand what s it all about:
> # dpkg-reconfigure debian-edu-config
> open-backdoor: Not enabled, backdoor parameters not set.
> open-backdoor: Not enabled, backdoor parameters not set.

On some schools the inbound port 22 is blocked. So we did a tunnel
thing starting an ssh process from the inside to the outside, opening a
reverse tunnel. 

This was done to help some developers (me, among others) and SA to get
into the school from the outside. The a lot of people was asking about
it, and thats why it ended up into the debian-edu-config. The someone
(pere?) made it install in /etc/init.d, and enabled it on std
runlevels. But the backdoor will not open until it is configured. 
The config file is in /etc/default/backdoor

I'm not sure if is sholud be placed in /etc/init.d by default, or maybe
it should be placed in /usr/share/doc/debian-edu-config/tools or

Finn-Arne Johansen 

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