New ZeroConf Spec

Christofer C. Bell christofer.c.bell at
Thu Jul 27 14:21:56 BST 2006

On 7/27/06, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> I'll shut up now for at least a week.  As I said earlier, it's clear that
> the average person on this list wants Avahi so badly that they couldn't
> care less about the security implications.

I'm an average person on this list and I don't want Avahi enabled by
default.  I don't want to deal with the security implications, and
like the average home PC user, I don't have a network that could take
advantage of it anyway.  If people really want Avahi, have the
installer detect a ZeroConf capable home network and then prompt the
user or something.

Just please please please don't have it on by default.  I hope the
"cooler heads" at Canonical ignore this agitation and stick with the
current policy of security and ignore the "but it's cool" crowd that
keeps clamoring for it to be enabled out of the box.


"I trust the Democrats to take away my money, which I can afford.  I
trust the Republicans to take away my freedom, which I cannot."

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