[buug] safe to remove

ms at speakeasy.net ms at speakeasy.net
Tue Sep 26 15:50:22 PDT 2006

i always immediately disable inetd unless absolutely needed. portmap and rpc.statd are mostly unecessary for web servers, you would likely know you needed them. disabling all services i didnt understand has NEVER hurt me in 10 years, worst case you can re-enable it.

but hey, you should have a firewall between your web server and network(s) which would stop traffic from hitting the machine.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John de la Garza [mailto:john at jjdev.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:24 PM
> To: buug at weak.org
> Subject: [buug] safe to remove
> I have been told to secure a web server.  It isn't used for NFS mount.
>  According to netstat it is has two processes listening that I am
> considering turning off.
> they are: portmap and rpc.statd
> Is it ok or even normal to turn off these to daemons if they are not being used?
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