Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245390
denyhosts installs turned off
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:08 EST
Description of problem:
as installed, denyhosts is turned off by default in the chkconfig line in the
initscript, AND the cron.d entries are commented out.
why would i even install a package like this for security if i didn't expect it
to come up working?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install it.
2. look at /etc/rc.d/init.d/denyhosts. note it is turned off
3. look at /etc/cron.d/denyhosts. note it is turned off.
it doesn't ever work.
it to be turned on by default for at least 3 and 5 runlevels. OR, have the cron
entries set up to work.
i marked this a medium severity because it seems a potential security issue.
It is rather intentional that the service is not enabled by default, especially
for a service like this which can impact the ability for anyone to even access
People install all sorts of packages (withess the constant requests for an
"everything" install), and services like this really shouldn't just default to
being on. And in any case, you'd still have to actually start the service after