Examples of 'dpkg --get-selection > packagesinstalled.txt' for firewall

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Mon Nov 25 18:35:54 EST 2002

Robert Thorsby <robert at thorsby.com.au> wrote:
> As something to kick off the justification process: Why cron -- it's 
> totally unnecessary, and easily replaceable.

Cron comes from logging (as a way to start the log rotation process each

You can do without cron if you can do without logging, which maybe you
can. Personally, I break shit often enough that I require the
convenience of running syslog-style logging.

I've designed my firewall as an application of a general-purpose
operating system, not an embedded system.

In my case, I have minimized the security risk presented by a logging
daemon by ensuring that it doesn't listen on a network port (which is
blocked anyway).


[ In case you hadn't worked it out already, I have already justified
each and every package I have installed on the machine within my
security context and functional requirements. ]
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