Subject: Re: telnetd core
To: Steven M. Bellovin <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 12/30/2002 23:19:26
> >You're fine.
> He's not fine -- a daemon is dumping core.  That shouldn't happen --
> ever.  Sure, maybe it's bad RAM, as someone suggested.  Alternatively,

it's always possible. anyway this machine runs stable for 3 months, were
stress tested with things make -j 100 on kernel sources while heavy
ftp'ing through network, coolers works ok, room isn't hot.

> there's another bug -- and possibly a security bug -- lurking in
> telnetd.  Frankly, that strikes me as more likely.
> Yes, he's got the latest fixes in.  But that doesn't mean that no more
> fixes are needed.

full tcpdump is started for this port.

all i need is to wait for attacker or (or RAM/CPU error).