l i n u x - u s e r s - g r o u p - o f - d a v i s
Next Meeting:
July 7: Social gathering
Next Installfest:
Latest News:
Jun. 14: June LUGOD meeting cancelled
Page last updated:
2001 Dec 30 17:06

The following is an archive of a post made to our 'vox-tech mailing list' by one of its subscribers.

Report this post as spam:

(Enter your email address)
Re: [vox-tech] Attempted access -- I think
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [vox-tech] Attempted access -- I think

jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us wrote:

> ftp passes usernames and passwords in plaintext.  The only valid use of
> ftp in an unsecured environment is anonymous access to public files.  If
> they sniff you ftp'ing in, and your telnet or ssh ports are open to the
> outside, they can then log in as you, from which position there are
> numerous ways to obtain the root password.
> If you really need external access to private files, use scp via ssh v2.
It's there mostly to move files to and from the kids' machine, which
also has our financial stuff on it.  I've just never gotten around to
writing a rule to block access from outside.  One more thing on the

> >

> > I think I will leave sunrpc,
> in your configuration I see no reason to.  It is like finger... a way for
> outsiders to scope you out.
It's compiled into the kernel as part of sysctl.  I am not about to
rebuild the kernel just yet, so it will have to wait.

> It is a basic "cat >/dev/null" service.  Probably not dangerous, but there
> is no reason why it should be enabled either.

Well, I guess I just have to figure how to get rid of it.


Cam Ellison Ph.D. R.Psych.
>From Roberts Creek on B.C.'s incomparable Sunshine Coast

LUGOD Group on LinkedIn
Sign up for LUGOD event announcements
Your email address:
LUGOD Group on Facebook
'Like' LUGOD on Facebook:

Hosting provided by:
Sunset Systems
Sunset Systems offers preconfigured Linux systems, remote system administration and custom software development.

LUGOD: Linux Users' Group of Davis
PO Box 2082, Davis, CA 95617
Contact Us

LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
EDGE Tech Corp.
For donating some give-aways for our meetings.