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Discard port open Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks if the 'discard' port is open
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is running a 'discard' service. This service
typically sets up a listening socket and will ignore all the
data which it receives.
This service is unused these days, so it is advised that you
- Under Unix systems, comment out the 'discard' line in /etc/inetd.conf
and restart the inetd process
- Under Windows systems, set the following registry key to 0 :
Then launch cmd.exe and type :
net stop simptcp
net start simptcp
To restart the service.
Threat Level: Low
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