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Re: [Bacula-devel] [Fwd: [Bug 286643] [NEW] bacula client configuration is broken out of the box]


On Oct 20, 2008, at 5:44 PM, Scott Barninger wrote:

> FYI hope this agrees to to everyone or maybe most everyone.
>
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> From: D. Scott Barninger <scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Bug 286643 <286643@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: scott@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Bug 286643] [NEW] bacula client configuration is broken  
> out of
> the box
> Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2008 21:29:12 -0000
>
> Public bug reported:
>
> Binary package hint: bacula-client
>
> Hello,
>
> I am a member of the bacula dev team, my role is rpm packaging. I
> recently installed Kubuntu-8.04 on my daughter's machine (I have  
> bacula
> running on my local Kubuntu-8.04 server). When installing the bacula
> client package I spent some minimal time this past weekend figuring  
> out
> why your package does not work "out of the box" as it were. The client
> was available on the localhost but not available on the network. To  
> put
> it simply, someone has apparently decided that packaging should  
> address
> security concerns, and thus your package configures the client to  
> listen
> only on localhost. While this might be apparent to me or other
> developers on the bacula project, it is not, most likely, apparent to
> the majority of users and we do not want this to reflect on the bacula
> project as a whole. We, as an upstream dev team feel that these  
> concerns
> should be relegated to firewalls, etc. and not to individual
> applications. Thus we consider your packages broken. Please include
> bacula-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in any replies. Thanks in advance for  
> your
> consideration.

I agree with this.

Most FD are not local to SD and DIR.  Therefore, allow comms. Let the  
user
do security, not the package maintainer in this case.

-- 
Dan Langille
http://langille.org/





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