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Re: inetd questions

echo, chargen and discard are used mainly for diagnostic purposes, I
actually used chargen and discard the other day as part of a network
throughput test (tcpspray connects to the discard port and tests how long it
takes to send across large amounts of random characters). daytime and time
aren't used much anymore, ntp is a much more robust form of network time

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Alan Shutko" <ats@acm.org>
To: "Nate Bargmann" <n0nb@networksplus.net>
Cc: <debian-security@lists.debian.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2001 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: inetd questions

> Nate Bargmann <n0nb@networksplus.net> writes:
> > In particular, how critical are the internal services of echo,
> > chargen, discard, daytime, and time.
> Completely and totally non-critical.  In fact, I don't know if they're
> actually used by anything these days.
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> Alan Shutko <ats@acm.org> - In a variety of flavors!
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