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Re: Advice on inetd Denial of Service Bug

Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> wrote:
> Unfortunately I can't think of a reasonable way of checking for this
> in the preinst. The shell code I posted to the bug report works okay
> for testing, but it'll report existing connections that are perfectly
> reasonable, rather than just programs listening where they shouldn't be,
> so it's not particularly good for sticking in a preinst and randomly
> killing processes. It also depends on an optional package, which ain't
> good.

Surely you can check whether the process is inetd by looking up

As to the dependency on fuser, hmm, now what's that thing called netstat(1)
which happens to be in your package and also happens to have a flag called
-p? :)
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