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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
disable it.

Solution :

- 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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