Minimal Install Option
kaboom at gatech.edu
Thu Aug 21 16:33:05 UTC 2003
On Thu, 21 Aug 2003, Bill Anderson wrote:
> Here is a short, quick list of what I see needs to be removed from an
> install "for creating small router/firewall boxes":
what your list is really pointing out is that the meaning of minimal is
subjective. Even for a router / firewall.
Just for a few examples:
might be good on a router -- give you secure in-band management capabilities
I definitely want this on a router
> A minimal install should provide no external services beyond SSH,
> especially when listed as a firewall/router install.
a firewall shouldn't provide any external services. manage them out-of-band
What should be a default, or even a minimal, is highly subjective. Perhaps
what's needed is a better definition of who / what minimal is intended for,
b/c right now it doesn't really suit anyone.
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