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Old 05-28-2002, 05:23 PM   #1
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Is a "mingetty" process a security hole?


I found several instances of this process running on one of my servers today. Is this something I should worry about? Thanks.

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Old 05-28-2002, 10:34 PM   #2
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Man pages to the rescue.

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mingetty is a minimal getty for use on virtual consoles. Unlike agetty(8), mingetty is not suitable for serial lines. I recommend using mgetty(8) for this purpose.
if you notice when you type ps -A you see that its connect to ttyX (these are consule connections). There fine
 
Old 05-28-2002, 10:36 PM   #3
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hehe, i didn't notice that was you. You know who this is?
 
Old 05-29-2002, 10:22 AM   #4
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Of course.

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