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Re: pmud and gkrellm on tcp???

On Mon, Oct 16, 2000 at 05:13:40PM +0100, Sergio Brandano wrote:
>  Hi,
>  what is with pmud and gkrellm that requires a tcp service on port 879?
> >--> netstat -anp | egrep 879
> >tcp        0      0           ESTABLISHED 280/pmud
> >tcp       32      0           ESTABLISHED 371/gkrellm
> >tcp        0      0 *               LISTEN      280/pmud
>  I do not like having services that I am not aware of. Too many
>  security problems. Please let me know what this is for.

Taken from the PMUD man page:

	-p port
	     Specifies the port on which pmud will listen to TCP/IP requests.
	     This is used by Batmon. Pmud will only listen to requestes on the
	     localhost address.

So it can't be reached from other than the localhost.


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