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Hey everyone Just a quick question. i've recently installed guarddog which seems to be working but i read somewhere that it might be worth uninstalling stuff that i dont use, ...
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    it's a bit general - firewall


    Hey everyone


    Just a quick question. i've recently installed guarddog which seems to be working but
    i read somewhere that it might be worth uninstalling stuff that i dont use, Telnet .etc
    Is it worth doing this seeing as my ports are stealthed anyway?
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    There's no risk if the services are not running
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    Right, unless someone manages to break into your box some other way and start telnet to use as a backdoor, but that's pretty unlikely.
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    disble ping response

    Thanks for the frank answears!

    One more thing though...



    I need a little help with disabling my ping response. I'm using guarddog but I can't find a way to stop
    my system from responding to a ping. I've tried this code;

    echo 1>/proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all


    but it seems to have no effect.

    Any ideas?

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    You are missing a couple of spaces
    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all

    It worked for me
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    gratitude

    Thanx

    those pesky spaces make you wanna cry sometimes

    later
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    it kinda works

    The only problem now seens to be that i have to redo it every time i reboot, otherwise my user account will respond to pings again!!

    Any ideas
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    If you want it to work for all accounts, you should be able to put a script in /etc/profile.d (as root, of course):

    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/icmp_echo_ignore_all
    If you're using GNOME or KDE, there should also be somewhere where you can set up a command to be run each time you log in (in GNOME, it's under Session preferences).
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