Re: Strange firewall non-function or nag-ware?
Lindsay Allen writes:
> On Tue, 27 Oct 1998 email@example.com wrote:
> > I suspect that the "Ether Boy" is nasty nagware. Or is the firewall
> > broken?
> > Opinions welcome. Expert opinions encouraged.
> Etherboy comes from Curtin University of Western Australia (just down the
> road from me) so it is serious software. IFRC it is available free for
> Unix and I was hoping to see a Linux port. They are now trying to make
> real money from it which is another way of saying that it is so expensive
> that few will buy it.
It seems as if the firewall was pierced using ports 0, 3, 6 and 8.
>From the doc-iana package:
Keyword Decimal Description References
------- ------- ----------- ----------
compressnet 3/tcp Compression Process
compressnet 3/udp Compression Process
# 6/tcp Unassigned
# 6/udp Unassigned
# 8/tcp Unassigned
# 8/udp Unassigned
None of these ports are live in /etc/services or inetd.conf.
So how did it happen?
Etherboy reported lots of Appletalk, but that isn't compiled into the