Originally Published: Saturday, 11 September 1999 Author: Quentin Cregan
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

It's not a DoS people!

Recently, there have been posts to various locales about various Denial of Service attacks with inetd. If inetd receives too many connections in the space of a short period, it will shut the service down for a few minutes. This is not a DoS, it's the way inetd works. If you want more control, consider using xinetd. Read the "local telnetd DoS" thread on BugTraq.