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Re: vsftpd.conf



On Sun, 2004-09-12 at 00:18 +0100, Paul Trippett wrote:
> Why not take a BSD approach and give them the option when installing the
> package, say for example...
> 
> # rpm -i vsftp....rpm
> Would you like to enable Anonymous logins? (y/n) [N] 
> Would you like to enable Local user Logins? (y/n) [N]

Because RPMs are absolutely never ever supposed to ask questions.

- What if the RPM is being installed non-interactively?
- What if the RPM is being installed with a GUI tool?
- What if the user doesn't understand English?

And then you get into the general usability problems - are the question
phrased properly?  Is "Y/N" an appropriate prompt?  etc.

Better to offer a nice GUI configuration utility and just let admins run
it after the installation, or just edit the .conf file if they're of the
mind.



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