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Re: your mailAlan Cox (alanLXORGUK.UKUU.ORG.UK)
Sun, 27 Jul 1997 20:38:36 +0100
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> Version: all kerneld/request-route versions Not Linux 2.1.x . We dumped this feature. > telnet to a host, resulting in a request-route kernel > message. The /sbin/request-route would then be executed > and would overwrite the file at the end of the symlink. > > Fix: > ---- > > rm -rf /sbin/request-route It should be noted the authors of the networking code have been trying to get request-route dumped for about two years. You lose no functionality by dumping request-route and you can do the same things far better with diald, which has no kernel support. The security reason wasn't the reason we wanted it dumped but its another very very good one. "man diald" ;) Alan