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Re: auth port 113: enable or disable on a router/packet filter?

On Sun, 9 Sep 2001, Markus Kolb 'Capri' wrote:

> Are there any security riscs if my router answers on this auth requests?

If the identd or inetd as a wrapper is *really* secure (who knows that
for sure?) then it wouldn't be a problem. If you want to use that box
as dedicated router than you can safely let your router deny such
requests. If you do masquerading and you want to have your clients
answer to auth-requests (which should be impossible somehow) then you
probably will have to write a daemon on your router which gives a static
answer (let's say "bob" or something like that).


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