Gareth Eason wrote:
> I thought I had made it clear, but obviously not clear enough for the
> ilug list ;-)
>> Yes - I was specifically and exclusively referring to the 'server'
> install of the OS.
Even on the server version, I would still disagree that this is something
which must be "fixed". It's a perfectly reasonable decision to omit it. I
daresay we can agree to disagree though.
> I would question the usefulness of a headless server in this day and age
> without ssh access. You can always turn OFF sshd if you don't want it...
> but it's a bit difficult to turn it off if you have no way to access the
> machine over the net...
I think we can safely assume you didn't _install_ it headless. I'm of the
belief that network services should not be on unless requested. Not all
servers are headless; not all servers need ssh; not all should have it
turned on. If you know to install it, you know what it is and (hopefully)
the risks. If you don't know what it is, you won't know to remove it (and
you probably shouldn't be installing a server but people do this).
If Microsoft turned on rdesktop by default, they'd rightly be criticised
for it for the above reasons.
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