3.3.4.3 comsat

Information

This entry starts the comsat service.

The comsat daemon receives messages on a datagram port associated with the biff service specification.

The recommendation is to leave this service disabled.

Rationale:

The comsat daemon is the server that receives reports of incoming mail and notifies users if they have enabled this service with the biff command. Started by the inetd daemon, the comsat daemon is not meant to be used at the command line.

Solution

In /etc/inetd.conf, comment out the comsat entry and refresh the inetd process:

chsubserver -r inetd -C /etc/inetd.conf -d -v 'comsat' -p udp
lssrc -s inetd && refresh -s inetd

Default Value:

Disabled

See Also

https://workbench.cisecurity.org/files/3525

Item Details

Category: CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

References: 800-53|CM-6, 800-53|CM-7, CSCv7|9.2

Plugin: Unix

Control ID: 5b22fa682bf7e90280b3847ba3c3c6c4676db7fb0d9f2aafe8652ebb677a6f54