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|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.