Fwd: Vino should not be included in the default install

Bilal Akhtar bilalakhtar at ubuntu.com
Fri Jun 3 15:16:30 UTC 2011

Forwarding to the Ubuntu Desktop mailing list, which is more relevant 
for such a discussion.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: 	Vino should not be included in the default install
Date: 	Fri, 03 Jun 2011 12:36:26 +1200
From: 	Jane Atkinson <jea62q at xtra.co.nz>
To: 	ubuntu-devel at lists.ubuntu.com


I originally posted this message as [Bug 790009] on Launchpad.
It was suggested that this list is a better place for the suggestion.

Having "remote desktop" as an option in the default installation
creates a security risk.

It invites new users to enable it, not understanding the security
implications. They then end up with unwanted connections to their
machine. A quick look around the "security discussions" forum on
ubuntuforums shows that this happens quite frequently.

I propose that it should be removed from the LiveCD. If a remote connection
program is needed, then something that*requires*  SSH tunnelling could be

Jane Atkinson
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