[CentOS] Does anyone use tcp wrappers (hosts.allow/hosts.deny) anymore?

Sat Mar 22 01:05:21 UTC 2014
Always Learning <centos at u62.u22.net>

On Thu, 2014-03-20 at 17:18 -0400, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:

> > > On the other hand, what justifiable reason was there for the massively
> > > increased complexity of grub2? And why do all configuration files
> > > suddenly *desperately* need to be xml?

On Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 10:36 AM, Always Learning wrote:

> > Because misguided fools believe XML is wundervol and they don't want
> > simplicity of use.

On Sat, 2014-03-22 at 13:54 +1300, Cliff Pratt wrote:

> The advantages of XML are that it is a common, mature standard, it is
> easily parseable by humans and computers.

Nothing is easier and simpler than


Compare to XML (= the WEB PAGE 'new idea'), plain text is common, well
established and a significantly more mature standard. Plain text is
easier to read with vastly improve clarity, compared to XML, and no line
indentations or angular brackets required.

I note your reference to XML being "common, mature standard" omits any
praise for XML and also omits calling it "good" :-)


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