Re: [SLUG] weird web site viewer

From: Eben King (
Date: Sat Apr 22 2006 - 22:04:39 EDT

On Sat, 22 Apr 2006, steve szmidt wrote:

> On Saturday 22 April 2006 15:41, Eben King wrote:
>> On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Eben King wrote:
>>> Isn't there any way to add a port by number (not service name) to
>>> hosts.deny? How about if I define tcp/81 as my_http in /etc/services?
>> Found a way to block him. RingTFM, I found this gem:
>> ...
>> In the following text, daemon is the process name of a network daemon
>> process, ...
>> which is the basic idea of hosts.{allow,deny}. No apparent relation to
>> /etc/services . Process names _generally_ are the same as service names
>> (modulo in.* and *d), but they don't have to be. So I just added "thttpd :
>>" to /etc/hosts.deny, and haven't heard from him since about
>> 2:30 pm on 13 April.
> I still prefer using the firewall as it's a cleaner cut. It's the first line
> of defense. hosts is a second line which it does not hurt to do too.

I don't have a firewall. I tried using the router, but it doesn't have such
a (useful) thing. NAT keeps most things out, but I explicitely let http
in. :-( I figure running as few things as I can get away with lets me get
acceptable performance from a computer after it's deemed "too slow" by most

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