Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2867
multiple linuxconf flaws
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
1) linuxconf shouldn't be enabled in inetd.conf if remote
access is not enabled, IMO.
2) When remote access is disabled, linuxconf returns a
message instructing the user to enable access in
config/linuxconf network access. It's actually in
config/misc/linuxconf network access. (Names may not be
quite right.) I actually think that the message should be a
little clearer (and longer).
3) Typed passwords (at least in the ppp setup) don't get
*ed. I know they get stored plaintext, but I'd rather
people looking over my shoulder couldn't see them.
4) It seems to think that gpm is not started. (Possibly
related to a couple of changes I made to
/etc/rc.d/init.d/gpm, but I doubt it.)
1) is by design and the first thing linuxconf does in that context
is evaluate the connection. In fact, it can't follow your
suggestion for 2) if your suggestion for 1) is followed, so this
report is self-contradictory...
2) Jacques, can you look at this?
3) This is only true, AFAIK, for PPP passwords, and was a design
decision at the time.
Jacques, it's OK with me to change this PPP passwords invisible
4) has been reported and resolved as a bug in the gpm package.
Great stuff, thanks guys.
1) is now disabled (pinstripe), ppp should be done in rp3-config as of 6.2 or