[Techtalk] Security question

Adric Net Adric at adric.net
Thu Mar 13 05:00:16 UTC 2008


The files you referenced are, as far I can recall, part of the tcp  
wrapperd (tcpd) package
by Wietse Venema. Only programs that are written with tcpwrappers  
(link the library?) or
run through tcpd ( in [x]inetd ) will be affected by them.

I think ssh (openssh) does use wrappers, but you'd have to check your  
ftpd to see if
it does or if you are wrapping it in inetd.

Hope that helps,

On Mar 12, 2008, at 10:56 PM, mgmonza at faeroes.freeshell.org wrote:

> If I have hosts.deny set to all.paranoid and hosts.allow set like  
> this:
> ALL:  myid at myother.place.org
> All:  321.12.123.333
> (fake IP address there)
> can attacks from outside get in to use ftp, ssh etc?  I thought not,  
> but
> Firestarter's kinda scaring me with what's coming in.
> Thanks for the help.
> Kathy
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