[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#587460: snmpd should not bind to localhost by default

Marco d'Itri md at Linux.IT
Mon Jun 28 19:21:21 UTC 2010

Package: snmpd

On Jun 28, Jochen Friedrich <jochen at scram.de> wrote:

>> What is the point? Who installs snmpd to only use it locally?
> snmpd might be installed by a dependency, e.g. by quagga.
I don't think so. quagga only suggests snmpd, so it cannot be installed
by mistake. The list of packages Recommending or Depending on snmpd is
very short and they look reasonable.
How did you come to conclude that more people install snmpd by mistake
than because they actually want to use it?
Daemons should be installed with the configuration which would be useful
for the largest number of users.


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