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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.


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