ntpclient names

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Wed Feb 22 20:30:53 UTC 2017

Yo Achim!

On Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:21:01 +0100
Achim Gratz <Stromeko at nexgo.de> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller writes:
> > Mark was thinking of a separate ntp-tools package or option.  Many
> > distros has a X package and a matching X-tools package.  We could
> > make that easy with a build option.
> >
> > I see the vast majority of users only using ntpd.
> >
> > But seriously, do you really need to save USD$0.001 of disk space?  
> I'm pretty sure that Hal was more concerned about not putting stuff
> on a public-facing server that wasn't absolutely necessary.

Then 90% of your distro is probably also not absolutely necessary.

If your attacker can run things on your CLI then it is long past game over.

> You'd
> want that for an audited system, like the "sec" part in NTPsec
> implies should be possible.

I've never had that come up in an audit.  Every open port gets thorughly
looked at, but not miscellaneous programs in /usr/bin.

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