Solaris - Get The Scoop On Sniffers (Solaris 8/9)

When you permit remote access application commands like rlogin, telnet, or ftp on Solaris, someone may try to intercept your telnet, login, or ftp packets with a sniffer (software programs that grab and copy your Solaris system's traffic).

Hackers can monitor your system with handy tools, such as sniffers. While a sniffer is an application that's put to work for good and bad -- checking the system for access and information -- you can sniff back.

Try running the traceroute command. You can identify the number of intermediate hosts between your client and Solaris server.

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