Vino should not be included in the default install

Mario Limonciello superm1 at
Fri Jun 3 16:36:03 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 10:16, Bilal Akhtar <bilalakhtar at> wrote:

> Hi
> 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
> provided.
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> Jane Atkinson
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Removing sounds like a fairly heavy footed approach.  If the UI to enable it
isn't informative enough to explain the security implications, perhaps that
UI should just be improved instead.

Mario Limonciello
superm1 at
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