[ILUG] Re: Ubuntu rocks.
ilug_gmc at fiachra.ucd.ie
Wed Apr 6 15:29:22 IST 2005
Gareth Eason wrote:
> Just installed my first Ubuntu box last night - server install on a
> headless box that was already running redhat with / on a RAID partition.
> (Ubuntu Array 7 Hoary Hedgehog Pre-Release)
The full release of Hoary is apparently due out today though there's no
sign. Then they can start work on "Breezy Badger" --- the alliterate
> One thing which did annoy me is the complete lack of an sshd installed
> or running. I was rather annoyed to have to walk back upstairs and KVM
> an 'apt-get install openssh-server' before being able to talk to my box
> over the network. Again, I would anticipate that this will be rectified
> in later 'server' releases.
I certainly hope not. I for one am most pleased by the fact that a
portscan of a vanilla Ubuntu install reveals absolutely zero open ports.
As you said, this is a desktop-focussed distro. This is a system I give to
my parents, girlfriend etc. While I don't want them to ignore security
patching (I particularly like Hoary's new Upgrade Notifier), I also don't
want to worry about future remote exploits.
There might be some argument to say that the server install should add it I
suppose but if one is configuring a server, it's hardly a big deal to
install ssh. Anyway, not every server needs ssh.
 I await Eerey Elephant, Maully Monkey and Chokey Chicken
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