Feature Request "secure by default"

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sun Jun 10 15:56:11 UTC 2007

On Sun, Jun 10, 2007 at 08:48:23PM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> Alexander Boström wrote:
> >True about sendmail, though, from lsof on a rather minimal F7 install:
> >
> >rpcbind 1487  rpc    6u  IPv6   4892       UDP *:sunrpc 
> >rpcbind 1487  rpc    8u  IPv6   4897       TCP *:sunrpc (LISTEN)
> >rpc.statd 1512 root    7u  IPv4   4981       TCP *:846 (LISTEN)
> >
> >Seems like it's accepting unsolicited data from the network. I always
> >disable those services when I do new installs.
> The default selection of packages doesn't include rpcbind in F7 afaik. I 
> installed from the live image which certainly didn't include this.

Perhaps something is picking it up as a dependency? I installed from
the live CD. rpcbind is present on the system. I do use NFS, but only
to mount external exports.


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