Disable ZeroConf: how to ?
More and more packages depend on avahi aka zeroconf. I have found some information on http://wiki.debian.org/ZeroConf
Because I work in a untrusted work place and home network (public networks, wifi...) I whish to purge zeroconf functionnality.
however a lot of package depends (or recommend) instead of suggest avahi-daemon and thus I could not purge this piece of software
that I believe insecure in my context.
Does avahi could be disable (using kernel level firewalling is not from my point of view a solution) ?
And more specifically from an administrator point of view does avahi could library could be made purgeable and no more than suggest
dependencies (I am willing to fill a mass bug report because purging avahi will purge gnome and kde ...) ?
And moreover could you give a clear answer about the security risk on untrusted network ?
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