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Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 12:54:18 -0400
From: Chris Calabrese <cjc @
Organization: Novell IS&T Global Technical Architecture
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Subject: Re: NT Attack Vulerability.
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> Anyone noticed that if you install the simple TCP/IP services on an NT
> server and telnet to the chargen port, you can really flood the network??
> Better turn that one off guys.
That's not a bug, that's a feature.
Chargen is supposed to GENerate CHARacters.
Works that way on all OS', not just NT.
If you're worried about flooding the net this way, then you'll
also want to turn off ping.
Christopher J. Calabrese
Novell IS&T Global Technical Architecture