James Hubbard jameshubbard at
Sun Sep 21 14:23:21 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 12:29 AM, seth vidal <skvidal at> wrote:
> A while back I mentioned a system-autodeath idea for fedora. For some
> reason I had neglected it but this evening I put it together. If you
> take a look it is utterly trivial and just uses cron to kill the default
> route. I'm sure there are limitless ways this will not be perfect but I
> think it will probably be good enough.
> If you can come up with any way it is broken, let me know, otherwise
> I'll probably submit it for review.

Since the primary of user this app seems to be a network admin, I'm
taking that use case into account during this discussion.

Wouldn't a better idea be to create a system management app that would
report some basic things like the system being out of date with
security patches and the OS ver to central admin server?  The admin
software could be setup to change default routes based on rules
specified by the admin that wants it.

I believe that it's a bad idea to have an app that when installed by
mistake will cause the system to not work.  If it is installed, the
user should be forced to change a config file that will enable it's

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