Re: netkit-inetd in sarge
On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 09:32:54PM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 19, 2003 at 10:48:47AM +1000, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 18, 2003 at 01:40:51AM -0400, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> Yes, it receives data from the network and throws it away. But I don't see
> how this figures into your example. If you can give me an scenario where
> this service would allow a malicious remote user to DoS anything other than
> the discard service itself, that would be interesting. Otherwise, I'm
> inclined to say that it's quite harmless (and indeed useful).
Hmm, am I the only one that thinks
dd if=/dev/zero | nc victim discard
is a bad thing, in an environment where the victim is paying cents per meg
for inbound traffic? I'm no so much talking about DoSing anything, but
causing financial damage.