ZeroConf in Ubuntu Edgy

Dan Kegel dank at
Mon Jul 3 23:32:37 BST 2006

On 7/3/06, Tobias Wolf <towolf at> wrote:
> > No, and no, respectively. The usability problem is that users have to
> > deal with firewalls at all. We address it by short-circuiting the issue:
> > because we don't ship open ports, our users don't have to worry much
> > about firewalling.
> And how many users still have zero open ports one year after installing
> Ubuntu?

All the ones who didn't need to open ports, which is probably
most of them.

You aren't seriously arguing to get rid of the no-open-ports policy,
are you?  That policy is the single most effective protection against
infection there is.
- Dan

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