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Re: netkit-inetd in sarge

On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 01:40:51AM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 11:04:31AM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > To cap it off, the discard service seems to be enabled out of the box. So
> > is daytime. Daytime's not too bad, but discard? I personally believe we
> > should be shipping sarge such that it installs offering the smallest
> > number of network services by default, and the user should explicitly
> > enable the ones they want. I can't see any reason for the discard service
> > on an Internet facing box in this day and age.
> I would like to see inetd leave the base system as well, but what problem
> could you possibly have with the discard service?

Well it's been so long since I've seen it in the wild, but doesn't this 
service just eat whatever you throw at it? In a cents per meg scenario, 
someone malicious could use this service to cost the person running it 
some big dollars.



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