Bug 245390 - denyhosts installs turned off
denyhosts installs turned off
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: denyhosts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jason Tibbitts
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-22 15:31 EDT by john bray
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-06-22 15:37:23 EDT
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Description john bray 2007-06-22 15:31:19 EDT
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?  

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How reproducible:
seemingly always

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.
Actual results:
it doesn't ever work.

Expected results:
it to be turned on by default for at least 3 and 5 runlevels.  OR, have the cron
entries set up to work.

Additional info:

i marked this a medium severity because it seems a potential security issue.
Comment 1 Jason Tibbitts 2007-06-22 15:37:23 EDT
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
the machine.

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
installing it.

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