3.3.37 /etc/inetd.conf - discard

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This entry starts the discard service when required. This service is used as a debugging tool by setting up a listening socket which ignores the data it receives.

The discard service is used as a debugging and measurement tool. It sets up a listening socket and ignores data that it receives. This is a /dev/null service and is obsolete. This can be used in DoS attacks and therefore, must be disabled.


In /etc/inetd.conf, comment out the discard entries-

chsubserver -r inetd -C /etc/inetd.conf -d -v 'discard' -p 'tcp'

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