Server issues

Loye Young loye.young at
Tue Nov 20 16:06:59 UTC 2007

My comments on documentation are independent of my comments for Avahi and
apply to the system as a whole.

On Nov 20, 2007 8:52 AM, Loye Young <loye.young at> wrote:

> I can't be at the meeting today, but I have two issues that trouble me.
> I absolutely hate avahi. I don't want my machines to be advertising
> services and trying to find them, especially when I am running a
> server that's connected straight to the Internet. But getting avahi
> off a system is harder than I expected, especially since avahi doesn't
> seem to have good documentation.
> (1) Should avahi ever be on a production server that's exposed to the net?
> (2) Is there any documentation on how to get it off the system and
> still leave the system in a usable and upgradeable state?
> Every package should have a man page as a matter of course, because
> the manpage system is the standard documentation This is especially so
> in a command-line only environment. manpage-alert tells me that about
> 10% of the packages on my server, and 20% of the packages on my Ubuntu
> desktop machines, don't have man pages. Substantially all of the
> missing man pages are from packages that are maintained by the Ubuntu
> community. Debian policy requires man pages before including the
> package in the repositories. Every once in a while, some slip into the
> repos without the man pages, but mostly Debian does a good job of
> requiring this basic level of documentation.
> Happy Trails,
> Loye Young
> Isaac & Young Computer Company
> Laredo, Texas

Loye Young
Isaac & Young Computer Company
Laredo, Texas
(956) 857-1172
loye.young at
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