please deactivate services by default!

Daniel P. Berrange berrange at
Thu Sep 25 11:23:07 UTC 2008

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 10:13:17PM +0200, Christoph H?ger wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some services found being activated by default that should be
> removed for the following reasons:
> 1. sendmail: starts way too slow, is not usefull for any normal desktop
> user I know. Making it usefull requires configuration so I assume
> wohever uses that service _can_ activate it.
> 2. ip6tables: I do not know of any provider actually working with ipv6.
> So I assume the mass of all users do not need it.

There are plenty of ways to get IPv6 from 3rd parties and tunnel it
over IPv4 - you don't need to get it from your main ISP.

As such I can plug into any network and setup an IPv6-over-IPv4 
tunnel, run an radvd daemon on my machine, and more or less every 
other machine will automatically configure itself with a global 
IPv6  address with no admin work required. As such you really do
want to have IPv6 firewall enabled all the time even if you don't
think you're using IPv6.

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