Your Distro is Insecure: Ubuntu

Karl Goetz karl at
Wed Apr 15 00:57:48 UTC 2009

On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 10:39:33 -0500
Matt Isaacs <matthew.isaacs at> wrote:

> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 9:24 AM, Alberto Sierra
> <albertosierra at>wrote:
> > what do you guys think?
> >
> >
> > *
> > "Ubuntu Server has one of the cleanest and easiest Linux
> > distribution installers. However, in many cases, its designers
> > choose to ignore security in favor of ease-of-use. The result? An
> > install that is not secure by default."*
> >
> However, if the default installer forces too much security, this same
> audience may become lost when their system does not behave in the
> manner they expect (I am reminded years ago the first time I
> encountered an SELinux enabled system...).

Well.... I've already had that experiance with apparmour.(it didn't
know slapd was allowed to pull its ssl certs from a particular
directory. took me a while to find i had a new service to contend with)

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian user / gNewSense contributor
No, I won't join your social networking group
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