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Re: [ITA] inetutils-1.5-1
- From: Christopher Faylor <cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 00:23:25 -0500
- Subject: Re: [ITA] inetutils-1.5-1
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- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 10:07:31PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
> Anyway, here's the setup.hint (which is causing such problems):
> sdesc: "Common networking clients and servers"
> ldesc: "inetutils provides common networking clients and
> servers, including the inetd super-server, telnetd and
> telnet, ftpd and ftp, rshd and rsh, rlogind and rlogin,
> talkd and talk, tftpd and tftp, rexecd (but no rexec),
> uucpd (but no uucp client), rcp, and syslogd.
> Most of these utilities are security nightmares, dating
> from a time when the internet was a more innocent place.
> It is NOT recommended that you enable or use ANY of these
> utilities -- except inetd and syslogd -- unless you have
> a VERY good reason. Please consider using ssh and sshd
> from the 'openssh' package instead of telnet and the r*
> category: Net
> requires: cygwin terminfo
> curr: 1.3.2-37
> test: 1.5-1
I doubt that this is the problem but you are making your ldesc's too
wordy. It should just be a couple of sentences, not an advertisement
for or against the use of the package.