New ZeroConf Spec

Micah J. Cowan micah at
Wed Jul 19 22:22:21 BST 2006

On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 04:56:07PM +0200, Christoph Sturm wrote:
> On 7/19/06, Ian Jackson <ian at> wrote:
> > >  "Normal users" will not want to turn something on, they
> > > want their network to "just work" [...]
> >
> > "Normal users" are at the moment all using Windows boxes hideously
> > infested with malware, precisely because Microsoft took the approach
> > your're advocating here.
> maybe there is a solution between "no open ports" and "doing
> everything as root".
> my osx box for example feels quite safe, and it listens on the zeroconf port.

Everything feels quite safe, until it is exploited. Feeling of security
in the absence of the real thing is far too common, and worse than
having neither.

Micah J. Cowan
Programmer, musician, typesetting enthusiast, gamer...

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