New ZeroConf Spec

Dan Kegel dank at
Wed Jul 26 22:54:11 BST 2006

On 7/26/06, Matthew Nicholson <sjoeboo at> wrote:
> i would like to agree with this. its a good opinion piece from the
> developer himself. I would have to agree with him on this. if
> zeroconf/avahi/some other mDNS solution is to be included, it shouldn't
> be off/disabled by default.

Anyone who knows anything about network security
should agree that mDNS should only be used on
trusted networks.  But how are we to know Ubuntu
is going to be installed on a safe network?
What if it's in a room full of Windows boxes, seething
with malware?  Do we really want to trust every
packet that comes via mDNS from those machines?
- Dan

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