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Re: [opensuse] 11.2 - what was the reasoning behind disabling sshd by default?
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2009 22:15:34 +0100
  • Message-id: <4B0706F6.1090409@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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On 11/20/2009 07:03 PM, Lars Müller wrote:
On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 09:19:28AM -0800, John Andersen wrote:
On 11/20/2009 8:31 AM, Lars � wrote:
There is no good reason why Joe Doe needs the service ssh enabled.

I thought that was a particularly arrogant statement.

Arrogant? A user new to Linux doesn't need ssh access to a local box.
Cause the majority of users don't even know what ssh is. And it is very
likely that they even don't want to know it. ;)

Joe User may be stuck, phones for support, and support is then stuck having to
give instructions to
novice for enabling ssh first over the phone >:-P

Have you tried to phone instructions to a novice to use the command line, and
him reading back the
results to you? Specially complex if the result is in English and the
user/support people are
Spanish. It makes for an interesting time. Better have an antiacid ready, or a
relaxing tissane
nearby >:-)

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Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2-ex-factory "Emerald" GM)
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