[rescue] IRIX 6.5 on an Indy

Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. rescue at hawkmountain.net
Fri May 16 19:38:13 CDT 2003

Is the insecurity running the desktop something that can be
stopped without patches... ?  or is it really that open ?

Sounds like IRIX 5.3 security wise is a lot like SunOS 4.X...  I really
like SunOS 4.X, but you better know what your doing if your going to
connect it to ther internet... or you won't be the only "onwer"... :-)

-- Curt

>Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 19:11:53 -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, 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.
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