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Re: should file ncrack-services go to /etc?



On 09/21/2009 04:04 PM, Till Maas wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 08:47:24PM +0200, Martin Gieseking wrote:
> 
>> during the review of ncrack  
>> (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=523199) I noticed that the  
>> file ncrack-services is placed in /usr/share/ncrack by default. Since it  
>> is a kind of configuration file that contains mappings between port  
>> numbers and protocol names (similar to /etc/services), I'm not sure  
>> whether the location /usr/share/ncrack is OK or whether it's required to  
>> move it to /etc. Here's its content:
> 
> Imho it does not need to be moved to /etc, because it should only be
> edited by experienced users and then the user can specify a the edited
> file at the commandline.
> 

Neither of which are factors considered by the FHS.

Similarity to /etc/services would recommend it for that. /usr/share is not an awful choice though.

> Regards
> Till
> 


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