[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,
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.
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