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Re: please deactivate services by default!



On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 2:32 PM, nodata <lsof nodata co uk> wrote:
> Am Mittwoch, den 24.09.2008, 22:13 +0200 schrieb Christoph Höger:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I have some services found being activated by default that should be
>> removed for the following reasons:
>>
>> 1. sendmail: starts way too slow, is not usefull for any normal desktop
>> user I know. Making it usefull requires configuration so I assume
>> wohever uses that service _can_ activate it.
>
> How will you get emails from logwatch and errors from your cron scripts?
>
>> 2. ip6tables: I do not know of any provider actually working with ipv6.
>> So I assume the mass of all users do not need it.
>

Not having ipv6 firewall means that you aren't protected if someone
wants to walk your 'local' network via ipv6.

ping6 -I eth0 ff02::1

walk the hosts with no firewalls. I am guessing that turning off ipv6
altogether would be a better idea, but I do not know what effect that
has on things like ipsec etc.


-- 
Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"


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