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Re: fonts, autofs and things

On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, JF Martinez wrote:

> so I commented it out.  If consensus is I was wrong I will keep
> automounting of floppies.

Not such a bad idea. 

> By the way I am atonished how unsecure is the autofs default file in
> RedHat.  If you start it (by default it is not and I fixed this) then
> every rascal can insert a floppy containing setuid programs or dev
> files and destroy your box in seconds or install a backdoor in your
> box.

Your box is at the mercy of anyone with physical access. Several times,
I've had downtime because some idiot turned my box off, despite that I had
a note on it saying not to do this.

-- Donovan