Bug 8220 - Default inetd.conf is lame
Summary: Default inetd.conf is lame
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base   
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Version: 6.1
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Reported: 2000-01-05 23:28 UTC by Ed Swierk
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-06 15:52:20 UTC
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Description Ed Swierk 2000-01-05 23:28:20 UTC
The inetd.conf included in RH 6.1 includes entries for only telnet, finger,
auth and daytime.  From a usability perspective, this is a big step
backward from the previous version.

Ideally linuxconf would handle inetd configuration, but at the very least,
useful services like ftp, pop and imap should be included (but commented
out) in the default inetd.conf.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-01-06 15:52:59 UTC
The default inetd.conf in Red Hat Linux is deliberately minimalistic to decrease
the exposure to security problems (e.g. buffer overflow exploits in network
daemons).


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