Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 11612
hosts.deny doesn't do option shell stuff.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:55 EDT
in hosts.deny, there is an optional field that allows you to do a command
shell (i.e. the last field). I have it send me mail - like so:
in.ftpd : ALL : (/usr/sbin/safe_finger -l @%h |
/usr/bin/Mail -s %d-%h firstname.lastname@example.org ) &
And hosts.allow has nothing in it ('cept the stuff that came in there from
If I grab Wietse's distribution of the wrappers (7.6 which is fairly old)
off of Porcupine, this works fine - it does the finger on the remote host
and mails it to me.
Also, the version that comes standard doesn't seem to be paranoid enough
(even on the enterprise w/ssl dist). This may be intentional.
I have this in mine.
ALL : ALL: spawn (echo Probe from %h to %d at `date` | tee -a /var/log/tcpdeny.l
og |mail root )
This smells like incorrect syntax used in hosts.deny. Please reopen if I'm