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Re: Is ident secure?



On Thu, Aug 30, 2001 at 11:14:33PM -0300, Alisson Sellaro wrote:
> 
> I was checking my firewall logs and have detected lots of TCP/113 dropped
> packets. Checking /etc/services I realized it was ident traffic. What do
> you think about such service? Should I let it blocked or should I allow it
> without further security exposure?

The general rule applies: If you don't need it, block it.

While there are no known security holes, there could always be some
unknown.

-B

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Brandon High                                     armitage@freaks.com
You can have my gun when you pry it from my paranoid, mentally disturbed,
physically abusive, cold, dead hand.

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