[svlug] startx | no tcp port ?
tin at le.org
Fri May 26 12:15:34 PDT 2000
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Umm, you _are_ running filter on your machine, no? Security starts at each
host. By habit, machines I set up have something like this in the bootup
# flush all commands/rules
# Now, default policy on the input chain is DENY, so everything else
# gets dropped:
ipchains -P input DENY
Then you do not have to worry about anyone sniffing you, unless of
course you are running on a multiusers system. But then I do not run
X on multiuser systems.... for many obvious reasons.
Internet Security and Firewall Consulting
Tin Le - tin at le.org
On Fri, 26 May 2000, Bill Schoolcraft wrote:
> Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 10:47:30 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Bill Schoolcraft <bill at wiliweld.com>
> To: Karen Shaeffer <shaeffer at best.com>
> Cc: svlug at svlug.org
> Subject: Re: [svlug] startx | no tcp port ?
> I had to wait to get to work for I had another underlying motive to
> shut down port 6000 and it was the security warning that I read at:
> Which shed some new light on the "DoS attack against X"
> Bill Schoolcraft http://www.billschoolcraft.com
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