Re: 11 years of inetd default insecurity?

From: Thamer Al-Harbash (
Date: 09/08/03

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    Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2003 21:46:28 -0400 (EDT)

    On Sat, 6 Sep 2003, 3APA3A wrote:

    > Dear,
    > Well, we all blame Microsoft in insecure default configuration... Isn't
    > it time to clean outdated code in Unix?

    This has been a known problem for quite a while. In fact
    D. J. Bernstein already solved it with tcpserver:

    If you look at the bottom he points out pretty much what you
    pointed out.

    Thamer Al-Harbash
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