[svlug] FUD: Are Linux Users Sloppy?

Prasanth Kumar kumar1 at home.com
Wed May 3 22:47:29 PDT 2000

> On Thu, 4 May 2000, Rick Kwan wrote:
> >But that's what I thought a lot of Linux distributions now offer.
> >Are client installs not being exercised?  Is the lure of server
> >capability too exciting?  Some of the distribution houses must have
> >a handle on their customers are doing; I hope they are taking note.
> Slackware (which, granted, your new Linux convert is unlikely to try)
> leaves all sorts of services turned on by default.  Of course, the type
> of user that's likely to use Slack would know enough to turn them off.  
> SuSE, at least the way I installed it, doesn't even start inetd at boot
> time by default, so you have much fewer services running.  To spread a
> little more FUD, though, I've heard that RH leaves many services turned
> on (not sure if this is just on a server install and not on a
> workstation install), which is unfortunate because of its popularity,
> especially with newbies.

In the current version of RedHat Linux, they no longer install inetd with
the workstation install so most of the services are not running by default.

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