[rescue] IRIX 6.5 on an Indy

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri May 16 19:11:53 CDT 2003

On Fri, 16 May 2003, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:

> 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).

It's not just that stuff, if you run the Indigo Magic desktop on an IRIX
5.3 box, your machine can be remote-rooted.  It's -that- insecure.

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

Yes, but it's vital with 5.3.  Thankfully, 6.2 and, to an even greater
extent, 6.5 are much, much better.

Jonathan Patschke   )  "Kitties are well-designed, efficient, fast,
Thorndale, TX      (    aesthetically-pleasing, and respectable.
                    )   Perl is not."                --Dave McGuire

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