[Full-Disclosure] Re: Knocking Microsoft
steve.wray at paradise.net.nz
Sat Feb 28 19:31:57 GMT 2004
> [mailto:full-disclosure-admin at lists.netsys.com] On Behalf Of
> martin f krafft
> > Some of them (debian comes to mind) even set up services
> > like mysql to run in *single*user*mode*;
> not true.
I've seen it. I trust the evidence of my senses. It was an older debian
> > debian even brings up networking in single user!
> ... which is helpful. alas, there are no daemons listening, so what
The purpose of single user is to be able to bring a machine up
in a bare state; 'single user' mode. Its just personal, but networking
is a sufficiently complex subsystem that it should not be enabled
in single user mode.
> > I recently had the joy of discovering that when you install the
> > debian watchdog package, it sets it up to run in single user, so
> > if its misconfigured, you have to boot with init=/bin/sh to fix
> > the mess (otherwise you bring it up in single user and it just
> > reboots itself over and over).
no its something I have seen happen and it wasn't pretty.
> > This isn't just a bug, its a design flaw!
> I'd appreciate if you'd either start using your brain or shut up
> while spouting fud!
Thats pretty rude of you, and pointless too.
Did it make you feel better though?
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