Re: listening ports

On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 01:33:27AM -0500, Wolfgang Sourdeau <> said
> Even if it wasn't, it is still a security problem as other users using
> the same UNIX box Gnome is running on could probably still affect
> applications one is running.
> Maybe running an ident request would solve the problem ?

That would not consistently work. Many people don't run identd, and some that
do configure it so that it doesn't return any useful information.

Geoffrey Reedy                   Student Network System Administrator                    Illinois Math and Science Academy

"Unix-to-Unix Copy Program;" said PDP-1.  "You will never find a more
wretched hive of bugs and flamers.  We must be cautious."
				-- DECWARS

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