On Tue, 2010-04-13 at 21:02 +0200, Lennart Poettering wrote:
On Tue, 13.04.10 17:52, Bastien Nocera (bnocera(a)redhat.com) wrote:
> It seems to me that Avahi would be safe to run by default. That would
> allow accessing remote machines through their .local names, even if it
> wouldn't solve the problem of sharing *from* the machine itself.
> But it would mean we can SSH, or VNC into local area machines, and
> consume data (shares, music, etc.).
Definitely makes sense to me.
Ideally the normal distro would enable it too, but the desktop live cd
should be much less controversial.
True. But right now, we cannot open a port depending on whether an
application is running (in this case, opening the mdns port if Avahi is
running). Some people would think it is a security problem (as you could
push any server on that port).