Re: A question of Security

Glynn Clements (
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 15:27:34 +0100 (GMT--1:00)

Jose Luis Saraiva Hime wrote:

> I looked at /etc/services and.. oh, my God!

/etc/services details the mapping between service names and port
numbers. The presence of an entry in /etc/services doesn't mean that
you're actually running the corresponding daemon.

To determine what is actually being run, use "netstat -a". To disable
services that you don't want, comment out the corresponding entry in
/etc/inetd.conf. If the service isn't listed there (sendmail, httpd,
NFS etc won't be), then it's a standalone daemon which is being run
via init.

> Witch services can I turn off?

Anything that you don't want.

Glynn Clements <>

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