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Re: [vox-tech] X11 forward - used for hacking?
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Re: [vox-tech] X11 forward - used for hacking?



On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, Mark K. Kim wrote:

> On Tue, 8 Jun 2004, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> 
> > I also checked /etc/hosts.allow and ran nmap just to make sure nothing
> > mysterious was running.  (The "9999" on my own personal box scared the
> > crap out of me for a sec, until I remembered I'm running apt-proxy there. :) )
> 
> `netstat -ta` locally probably gives more thorough (and faster)
> information than running nmap from a remote machine (assuming someone
> didn't rootkit your system. ^.-)

netstat -tap is even better than netstat -ta, but assuming someone didn't
rootkit your system isn't necessarily a good idea either.

(Thx to ace22b)

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