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Re: Ubuntu 11.10 now unsecure by default
From: Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2011 08:04:14 -0500

On Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:24:36 +0100, Mario Vilas said:
Let's not overreact. We're talking about a guest account only on dekstop
systems, for local login only, and perfectly visible to the user. The only
problem I see here is not having a simple GUI way to disable the guest
login for a non tech-savvy user, but no more. (Or am I missing something
here?)

Given that Ubuntu is an African word for "Can't configure Debian", and the
target audience of Ubuntu, the lack of the simple GUI is surprising...

(Yes, there's still one config setting saving your butt in sshd_config - but
for a distro that wraps a Teletubby interface around freaking /bin/su so you
don't accidentally hurt yourself, the fact that there's exactly one config file
setting saving your butt if you manage to enable inbound ssh seems a bit of an
oversight).

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