Discard Service Detection

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Synopsis :

A discard service is running on the remote host.

Description :

The remote host is running a 'discard' service. This service
typically sets up a listening socket and will ignore all the data
which it receives.

This service is unused these days, so it is advised that you disable
it.

Solution :

- Under Unix systems, comment out the 'discard' line in /etc/inetd.conf
and restart the inetd process

- Under Windows systems, set the following registry key to 0 :
HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SimpTCP\Parameters\EnableTcpDiscard

Then launch cmd.exe and type :

net stop simptcp
net start simptcp

To restart the service.

Risk factor :

None

Family: Service detection

Nessus Plugin ID: 11367 ()

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