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Re: Is it time to block all Microsoft protocols in the core?

  • From: Joe Abley
  • Date: Tue Jan 28 18:27:13 2003



On Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003, at 04:56 Asia/Katmandu, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

In message <20030128222210.GA84278@pit.databus.com>, Barney Wolff writes:
On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 03:50:34AM +0545, Joe Abley wrote:
On Wednesday, Jan 29, 2003, at 01:25 Asia/Katmandu, Joe Abley wrote:

On FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD and Darwin/Mac OS X (the only xterms I
happen to have open right now) this is not the case, and has not been
for some time. I presume, perhaps na?vely, that other operating
systems have done something similar.
This is not right. Guess I was typing "man" in the wrong xterms.

FreeBSD (4.x, 5.x) listens to the network by default (and can be
persuaded not to with a "-s" flag). NetBSD (1.6) does the same.
You were right the first time, at least for FreeBSD.  The "-s" flag
is applied by default - see /etc/defaults/rc.conf .  Not quite as
idiot-proof as a compiled-in default, but way better than defaulting
to listening.
The same is true of NetBSD 1.6; look in the same place.
Serves me right for contradicting myself.





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