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Re: [suse-security] Minimum number of packages
  • From: Robert Schiele <rschiele@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 21:25:53 +0100
  • Message-id: <20040306202552.GB23888@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sat, Mar 06, 2004 at 02:59:36PM -0500, Avtar Gill wrote:
> Hi,
> I picked the default minimal installation option while setting up a test
> server but after it was all said and done I feel like I can still remove
> a number of packages. I figure the less I have installed the more easy
> to manage and safer (less vulnerable packages) the server will be. I'm

Installation of a tool or daemon package does not make your server more
vurnerable as long as you do not enable this service.

And I do not understand why a system should be more easy to manage when you
have some less files installed.


Robert Schiele Tel.: +49-621-181-2517
Dipl.-Wirtsch.informatiker mailto:rschiele@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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