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From: Volker Kuhlmann (kuhlmavelec.canterbury.ac.nz)
Date: Thu Jul 12 2001 - 18:50:46 CDT
> There are numerous vulnerabilities in rpc services and demons, such as
> snmpXmid, rpc.statd and wu-ftpd, buffer overflows in various services, and so
> on. Look at Cert's collection of the current cracker/kiddie activity on
> http://www.cert.org/current/current_activity.html#scans . And keep your system
> free of rpc.
Let's say I have a home network of 3 computers, which share disks with
NFS. What's the risk if all NFS-related ports are blocked on the firewall
to the outside?
There doesn't seem to be much of an alternative to NFS, or is it
unreasonable to assume the internal net is trustworthy?
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