Re: make gnome listen on localhost:*
- From: Wandered Inn <esoteric denali atlnet com>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: make gnome listen on localhost:*
- Date: Wed, 14 Jun 2000 18:59:34 -0400
Derek Simkowiak wrote:
> -> > > As Gnome becomes more popular on desktops with permanent network
> -> > > connections, you can be sure that this will become a popular breakin
> -> > > route.
> -> >
> -> > So unplug it from the network - there are plenty of other more interesting
> -> > network services to choose from if you want to break in.
> Maybe it's just me, but this statement seems incredibly dangerous
> and ignorant. I read that as "Why should we secure Orbit, there are
> plenty of other things people can use to break in." (?!)
My primary concern is that I use Linux for my primary work environment
from home. I do have a firewall, about to replace it with a
bastion/choke combination. But, I can not afford to have my company
> I agree about the less technically minded folks. I think the
> Gnome target audience includes people from the I-Mac target audience.
> "Firewall? TCP? Wrappers? Install something? What does that mean?"
I don't care what hardware/OS you're running, with the onset of 'always
on' technologies (*DSL), you're going to have to run some kind of
firewall, whether you're a geek or not.
Until later: Geoffrey firstname.lastname@example.org
Microsoft != Innovation
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