Some packages I'd like to see added

Jim Gifford lfs at
Thu Dec 30 11:07:27 PST 2004

Randy McMurchy wrote:

> Jim Gifford wrote:
>> To me it seems, you guys add what you want to add. Somethings 
>> programs that are really useful in securing a system are left out 
>> like VPN solutions.
>> Suggestions seem to be ignored, like my xinetd.d setup, which would 
>> follow the .d scheme, which no developer replied to or even 
>> acknowledge, check lfs-dev.
> In all fairness, you deserve a better response to this than my
> prior one.
> As far as VPN solutions, who has ever mentioned this in the last
> few months?
> As far as your xinetd.d setup, I read it. I disagree with it.
> IIRC, there were no positive remarks made towards your suggestion.
> This indicated to me the community did not think it was a good idea,
> or was indifferent to the idea.
> I mean, really, Jim, what is the point in modifying an existing
> configuration to a different configuration *to do the same exact
> thing*?
> How does this make "the instructions more complete", or "provide
> more usefulness?
It's called consistency. We use modprobe.d, rc.d, dev.d, and profile.d. 
Why not xinetd.d.

I have seen people mention the VPN, but no one acknowledged it. I even 
mentioned it once.

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