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Re: regarding rpc based protocols and rpcinfo script
From: David Fifield <david () bamsoftware com>
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 21:00:20 -0700

On Sun, Mar 20, 2011 at 02:11:03PM +0200, Toni Ruottu wrote:
I almost wrote my own rpcinfo because I could not imagine that it
might not be in the default category. I think every script that is not
enabled by default should have a comment which explains why. Maybe we
could form a convention while there are not yet thousands of scripts.
When the explanation is explicit it is falsifiable and can be
reconsidered later.

We could have exceptions for cases where the script belongs to version
category or intrusive category. Writing a comment "non-default reason:
intrusive" might be useful in cases where the script is later moved
out from intrusive category, and someone forgets to add it to default.

At the moment there are two intrusive scripts that are run by default.
Is this an error? I though a script could only belong to one. Also, I
think we agreed earlier that netbus-auth-bypass should be in default,
but it is not.

Can you send a patch fixing these problems? I think that intrusive
should not also be in default.

David Fifield
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