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Re: avahi-daemon

On Fri, Mar 03, 2006 at 02:36:38PM +0100, Loïc Minier wrote:
Do you have any other solution permitting the same functionalities, but
without the listening port?

No. If someone wants that functionality than that's how they need to get it. The question has always been about what level of effort is necessary on the user's part to enable that functionality.

But you are doing nice in pointing at typical services running on a
desktop machine:
- apache2 (and will be even more common with gnome-suer-share and DAV
  file sharing)
- samba

You think that's part of a typical desktop system? Fascinating.
Does any of these run chrooted like avahi does?  Samba even runs as
root.  Which of samba or avahi has the power to change file ownership,
permissions, or simply to serve sensible files such as /etc/shadow?

You continue with the specious arguments. What non-server dependency pulls in samba? What dependency pulls in gnome-user-share? The argument isn't whether someone who intentionally installs a package should get the functionality of the package, it's about what kind of side-effects might unknowningly be enabled by someone installing an apparantly unrelated package.

Michael Stone

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