inetutils & ipv6
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009, Antti Nykänen wrote:
> You could use tcp4/udp4 as the protocol in inetd.conf instead of tcp/udp
> to make it bind to IPv4 addresses.
Thanks, I was looking for a "simpler" solution like this one without
finding anything, that's why I went the --disable-ipv6 way. Delving a
little deeper I realize that this info can actually be found in the .info
file in the source archive, oh well...
I have actually switched to this solution and it works :-)
> Seems like inetd used to rely on IPv4 mapped addresses, and someone read
> the paper on their security concerns, but didn't quite get the fix
Yes, I agree. Looking at the .info file again it states:
"If IPv6 support is enabled the sockets will accept both IPv4 and
IPv6 connections if that is supported by the OS."
which obviously is not true, I should probably file a bug report upstream.
> In general, -1 from me to --disable-ipv6 anywwhere.
Hälsningar/Best regards, Tom
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