Re: rlinetd security
"Pat Moffitt" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> That makes a lot of assumptions about my (or anyone else) understanding
> of the system. For example, I have no clue what discard is used for. So,
> how do I know if I have a package installed that will not work properly
> if I disable that port. Yes, I should go and research the issue but I
> only have some much time in the day.
> Therefor, many of us are forced to make the same assumptions (valid or
> not) such as Sebastiaan's.
Ethan is correct.
Start from `the more ports you leave open, the greater chance you have of
being cracked' and work up.
ISTR the standard inetd services including discard, echo, sysstat, netstat
et all *have* *had* their known vulnerabilities before now. All long-since
patched, but that's not to say there won't be another tomorrow.
Again, if you don't know why you need it, you don't need it.
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