Discard Service Detection

info Nessus Plugin ID 11367


A discard service is running on the remote host.


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.


- 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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Info

ID: 11367

File Name: SHN_discard.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.17

Type: remote

Published: 3/12/2003

Updated: 3/11/2011