Subject: Re: $HOSTALIASES thing.
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Greywolf <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/05/2000 09:26:37
On Sun, 5 Nov 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:

...that KRE wrote:

# >The more relevant point is that as shipped now, super-secure
# >NetBSD has no telnet (or rlogin, or ...) servers running on it.
# >That means that, other than privports, there's no way to stop
# >any random user running a "pretend" telnet server on an out of
# >the box NetBSD system.   Of course, we do have privports, so
# >it is all more or less OK...   ie: privports aren't useless.
# well...that may be true, but look at it like this: if i *start* a
# telnet server, it's because i'm going to *have* people logging in.  if
# *have* people logging in, i *don't* want them to be able to install a
# fake telnetd on port 23.  or rlogind where there previously was not
# one.

Gentlemen, it would appear that one of you is saying that "it is
dark outside" while the other is saying "it is not light outside."

In short, you're arriving at the same conclusion [Andrew:  Re-read
carefully what kre said].

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