Bug #219

dropbear should run out of xinetd

Added by Dave Täht on Aug 2, 2011. Updated on Apr 21, 2012.
Closed Normal Dave Täht


I had planned to do this for a while now. Our dropbear is already patched to be runnable out of xinetd, I have half a patch to make xinetd oom-killer aware, and there’s half a xinetd sensors package around that locks out people (bots, actually) entirely that attempt telnet to the router.

I feel uncomfortable skipping the oom-killer patch, but as fiddling with dropbear and doing it wrong would be bad, getting dropbear to work out of xinetd first, correctly, strikes me as the least risky, so I MAY given time, move dropbear to xinetd and get the sensors package working
before RC5.


Updated by Dave Täht on Aug 11, 2011.
dropbear now runs out of inetd.

Also, sensors are configured on telnet and ftp attempts to the router.

Updated by Dave Täht on Aug 23, 2011.
Why are there bugs I can’t CLOSE?
Updated by Dave Täht on Apr 21, 2012.
Updated by Dave Täht on Apr 21, 2012.
dropbear could use some improvement, yes, both on oom, and on max-cpu behavior.

but the oom bug is separate.

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