[arch-dev-public] Inetutils cleanup
teg at jklm.no
Thu Apr 19 04:56:16 EDT 2012
On Apr 19, 2012 10:37 AM, "Thomas Bächler" <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 18.04.2012 21:20, schrieb Eric Bélanger:
> > Hi,
> > Currently, the inetutils packages provide the old unsecure r* family
> > of tools. There is currently a bug report  asking for the removal
> > of rexec as it it particularly unsecure. As these things are old and I
> > suppose everyone has moved to more secure apps like ssh/sftp, I'm
> > thinking about removing all these r* tools.
> Just because they're insecure doesn't mean we shouldn't provide them.
> There are probably enough people that use this, and it is their choice.
There's always the AUR...
> > Also, there is another bug report  about removing /bin/domainname.
> > This wrapper script is currently broken and users using NIS probably
> > already have yp-tools installed, which provides its own
> > /usr/bin/domainname. This will also fix a future conflict whenever
> > we'll get rid of /bin.
> > /usr/bin/telnet
> > /usr/sbin/telnetd
> > Any objections, comments?
> By the above argument, we should also remove telnetd.
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