Disable Web Server

Michael Ossmann michael.ossmann "at" alttech.com
Thu, 28 Mar 2002 19:19:37 +0000


On Thu, Mar 28, 2002 at 12:36:15PM -0500, Alex K. Angelopoulos wrote:
> 
> Note that other than giving a larger number of people *theoretical* access
> to your system, this doesn't do much.  They still need to connect over the
> standard VNC port as soon as they are served the applet.

It also prevents denial of service attacks (and possibly other attacks)
that exploit the HTTP server.  Of course, this is just one small part of
the nightmare that is VNC security.  :-)

-- 
Mike Ossmann, Tarantella/UNIX Engineer/Instructor
Alternative Technology, Inc.  http://www.alttech.com/
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