RE: disabling port 79

From: Hornat, Charles (Charles_Hornat@standardandpoors.com)
Date: 02/21/02


From: "Hornat, Charles" <Charles_Hornat@standardandpoors.com>
To: "'Dean Fox'" <dfox168@hotmail.com>, security-basics@securityfocus.com
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.

mrcorp

-----Original Message-----
From: Dean Fox [mailto:dfox168@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2002 10:55 AM
To: security-basics@securityfocus.com
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.

Thanks,

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