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Re: KDE 4.2 requires local MySQL Server



On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 18:59 -0600, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> Because with a firewall up, an attacker would need to already have
> access to the machine...

Configuring services properly is security.  A firewall is a last ditch
attempt to stop fire spreading throughout a system.  If you manage to
bypass it, and people do (not to mention those who turn it off while
trying to resolve some other problem, or configure one with gaping
holes), then you can get into all the unsecurely configured services.

-- 
[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r
2.6.27.12-78.2.8.fc9.i686

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