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Old 11-15-2003, 12:17 AM   #1
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I was looking at my (inetd.conf in order to add a ftp server) and more things were uncommented that I would have expected, some I know what they are, but I cant tell what others are and wether they are a security risk to me.

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heres is what i have found:
time	stream	tcp	nowait	root	internal
time	dgram	udp	wait	root	internal
ftp     stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  proftpd
comsat        dgram   udp     wait    root    /usr/sbin/tcpd  in.comsat
auth	stream	tcp	wait	nobody	/usr/sbin/in.identd	in.identd -P/dev/null
there is plenty more in that file but all the rest is commented out, the only thing that i had a hand in was the ftp server (which is configured rather securely), all the others were there by default, so my question is; what do i need, and whats a security risk to me that I can comment out (I know the FTP is a security risk, but I need that one up)
 
Old 11-15-2003, 01:32 AM   #2
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Hi,

i think all you need is the ftp and maybe auth wich is identd gives you nice ident on irc 9)
the rest is turned off on my site.

btw i never get used of one of the other services.

if you want to be on the safe side just run the proftpd in standalone mode
and if you need auth/ident try oidentd http://dev.ojnk.net/
 
Old 11-15-2003, 11:49 AM   #3
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thaks for the reply, I think ill remove that stuf,
The FTP server is mostly for sharing files on my home network, and occasonially I'll open up port 21 on my firewall to let a freind get a file or something. I was worried about all that other stuf, even with a firewall, its best to remove any service you dont need (if not only for performance).

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Old 11-15-2003, 02:33 PM   #4
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I think time is useful if you're running using nfs.
 
  


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