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misc/43357: initial security run output is too large
>Synopsis: initial security run output is too large
>Arrival-Date: Tue May 25 23:05:00 +0000 2010
>Originator: David A. Holland
>Release: NetBSD 5.1_RC2
System: NetBSD amberdon 5.1_RC2 NetBSD 5.1_RC2 (GENERIC) #0: Fri May 21
00:29:51 UTC 2010
The initial security run output after installing a new machine is some
32,000 lines. Nobody will ever page through this, so if bad stuff gets
in on the first day it will never be detected.
About 80% of this is the first diff, against /dev/null, of ~every file
in /etc; most the rest is "Device additions" for every device in /dev.
Install. Actually read root's mail.
sysinst should preload /var/backups; moreover, it should do it with
the original distribution versions of things, so the user's config
changes *are* reflected in the first nightly security mail and so the
distribution versions are available for reference. This would have a
number of additional benefits beyond reducing the mail size.
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