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    Re: two security issues. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 30 @ 19:10:47 BST

    the first and easiest to deal with is which daemons are left on as part of standard install.

    Just have a checklist of the benefit/security

    risk these services represent, ie the positive and

    negative consequences of turning them off or leaving them on, and suggested alternatives.

    This could be the last thing the install does.

    At the very least, the Install should have a reminder of the existence of, and a pointer to this list ( be it a man or a pop up box whatever )

    A check list would assuage those who feel that

    Portmap should always be installed.

    Personally, I feel that it should be neither

    automatically included or excluded.

    Just have it as an install option, right at the

    end. As a default? Sure, why not, but give the user the option to nix it right from the get go.

    The second issue of auditing code for security

    bugs is a much more difficult and massive undertaking.


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