ZeroConf in Ubuntu Edgy

Patrick McFarland diablod3 at
Tue Jul 4 01:19:37 BST 2006

On Monday 03 July 2006 18:32, Dan Kegel wrote:
> 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

Oh God no. I'm just saying doing this and having no way to properly manage 
this is bad.

Patrick McFarland ||
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids,
we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and
listening to repetitive electronic music." -- Kristian Wilson, Nintendo,
Inc, 1989

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