RE: disabling port 79

From: Hornat, Charles (
Date: 02/21/02

From: "Hornat, Charles" <>
To: "'Dean Fox'" <>,
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 12:11:46 -0500

The question is to you, do you use it? Finger used to be a good tool, today it leads to a security concern. If you don't use it, as with any service running, turn it off.


-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Fox []
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 10:55 AM
Subject: disabling port 79

I am contemplating to remove/disable finger or port 79 from some
workstations and/or servers. Is there any negative impact for doing it?

Any advice is much appreciated.


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Thank you,
Standard & Poor's