No Open Ports Policy
mdz at ubuntu.com
Wed Apr 26 04:18:47 BST 2006
On Tue, Apr 25, 2006 at 09:39:25PM -0500, Rocco Stanzione wrote:
> The No Open Ports Policy is a good one. It would be better, I think, if it
> were made more specific to accommodate packages that know how to listen only
> on non-internet-facing devices, like CUPS. Actually, this suggestion is
> pretty CUPS-specific - we could gain some nice functionality for which
> (AFAIK) we have no GUI solution for, without the kind of exposure involved in
> *really* opening a port.
I'm not sure what functionality, you're referring to here, but CUPS, as
shipped in Ubuntu, does listen on the local loopback interface.
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