Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146368
mDNSresponder should not be enabled by default
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:16 EST
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Description of problem:
A fairly conservative approach in enabling network services by default
is a Good Thing[tm] and it is also RH policy. Rendevous is not
indispensable or even necessary for networking. In fact, in the
typical RHEL server installation it is plainly redundant. Thus, I
think it should be left up to the individual admin to enable it.
Currently it gets installed and enabled by default.
This applies to FC too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install RHEL
Actual Results: mDNSresponder is running
Expected Results: mDNSresponder should not be running
Its needed for a good "desktop experience", and desktop users won't be
configuring it manually, so its enabled to get a good out-of-the-box
experience (if howl + desktop is installed). However, server admins
are able to disable it if they want.
If a "good feeling" is the only purpose, then perhaps it could stay
enabled in FC and WS, but not in AS/ES. One day in the dark future,
200.000 users will be bitten by an exploit in a service they didn't
install and I'll say "what was it I said". Oh well...