[rescue] IRIX 6.5 on an Indy

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri May 16 19:04:14 CDT 2003

It goes without saying that any release of Unix should have all unecessary
services turned off (daemons that start with init scripts, inetd.conf,
etc).  Countless holes exist in applications/services many people don't
even need to run.

Running a firewall in front of a box, or filter it's TCP/IP stack on the
box is always good as well.

This stuff is all true for new as well as old UNIX boxes (or pretty much
any internet aware OS :-) ).

-- Curt

>Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 18:03:12 -0500
>From: "Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at celestrion.net>
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] IRIX 6.5 on an Indy
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>On Fri, 16 May 2003, Kevin wrote:
>> Is anyone here running IRIX 6.5 on an Indy (R5K 180mhz, 128
>> RAM)?
>I'm running IRIX 6.5 on an R4600SC/133 Indy with 32MB of memory, and it
>runs great, so long as I don't run X.  It just doesn't have enough
>memory to deal with X, but it makes a great programming workstation.
>> I know 5.3 was more along the lines of what it was designed for,
>> but i'd like to know if 6.5 has worked acceptably for anyone here.
>If you decide to go with 5.3, DO NOT expose that machine to the public
>Internet.  There are many well-known and easily-exploited holes for 5.3.
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