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Re: 11 years of inetd default insecurity?
From: Lucas Holt <luke () foolishgames com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2003 16:51:12 -0400
Your cure is worse than the disease: rate limiting allows a DoS
service, no limit allows a DoS against the whole machine.
Paul Szabo - psz () maths usyd edu au
School of Mathematics and Statistics University of Sydney 2006
Isn't that the point of system administration, to set reasonable values
for such things. A balance between a reasonable load and a full DOS
attack on the service or machine must be achieved.
I don't see how this feature is bad as long as its used properly.
Besides many people run multiple services on a host.. if you set the
value to unlimited all services are DOS'd. For instance, I have a
system running apache, sendmail, and imapd. imapd is spawned by inetd
and therefore could be DOS'd with a limit. By setting a limit though,
my apache and sendmail servers stay up. I think this is a no brainer.
Luke () FoolishGames com
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- Re: 11 years of inetd default insecurity?, (continued)