New ZeroConf Spec

Dan Kegel dank at
Wed Jul 26 23:57:58 BST 2006

On 7/26/06, Travis Watkins <alleykat at> wrote:
> > 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?
> Following that reasoning if what Lennart says is true about dhclient
> we shouldn't have DHCP either because the network might be full of
> Windows boxes, seething with malware.

Just because the barn window is open doesn't
mean it's a good idea to open the barn door.
It makes it harder to secure the barn later.
- Dan

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