[Pkg-nagios-devel] Bug#353901: nsca: please do not start daemon by default

Marc Haber mh+debian-bugs at zugschlus.de
Tue Feb 21 20:17:20 UTC 2006

Package: nsca
Severity: wishlist

Please do not start the nsca daemon by default.

  * nsca and send_nsca being packaged together means that nsca gets
    installed on systems that send out passive service checks. These
    systems shouldn't have an nsca daemon running.
  * nsca not using tcp wrappers makes the nsca standalone daemon the
    least secure method of running the daemon. The local admin should make
    an informed decision whether to run the nsca daemon standalone, via
    inetd or via xinetd (tcp-wrapped or plain).

Maybe the init script shouldn't be in /etc/init.d in the first place,
but in /usr/share/nsca/examples to encourage people to use (x)inetd.


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