Re: Assorted arm-buster problems - network configuration
On Thu 04 Jul 2019 at 22:05:09 +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 04, 2019 at 08:56:45PM +0100, Tixy wrote:
> > On Thu, 2019-07-04 at 20:01 +0100, Brian wrote:
> > > On Thu 04 Jul 2019 at 19:18:13 +0300, Reco wrote:
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > I'd also consider exterminating avahi with extreme prejudice, i.e.
> > > > 'apt
> > > > purge avahi-daemon'. Really simplifies things. Not installing this
> > > > software in the first place works even better.
> > >
> > > Gene Heskett can follow this advice if he wishes. It is to be hoped
> > > that every other user ignores it.
> > Why? It's advice I decided for myself 10 or more years ago after seeing
> > constant reports of zeroconf bugs in various OSes and kit, and
> > realising that sort of thing was also running on my Linux machines. The
> > whole idea of automagically setting up networks just sounds like a
> > problem and security hole waiting to happen. So I decided to nuke it
> > from orbit, it was the only safe thing to do.
> As always, all generalizations suck. Some do avahi, others don't (full
> disclosure: I am in the "don't" camp, as many may have guessed :-)
If nobody objects I would like to reword that statement. Many, many
users will have avahi-daemon on their systems; a few won't. The idea
> Not installing this software in the first place works even better.