Re: Why so big(2)
On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 11:12:55AM -0400, dman wrote:
> | exim install
It's good to have an MTA (not necessarily exim, although it's what I
would use) on every box to handle outgoing mail (e.g., snort mailing
you a report that something funny is going on). You should modify
/etc/init.d/exim and /etc/inetd.conf to prevent connections to port
25, though, unless the box is intended to be a mailserver. Outgoing
mail should only require command-line access to the MTA.
> | nfs-common install
> | nfs-server install
I assume that portmap is also installed if these are present. Remove
it, too. Especially on a firewall.
> | xfree86-common install
> | xlib6g install
> | xlibs install
These are arguable. You really don't need (and therefor shouldn't
have) an X server on a firewall, but it can be useful to have the
ability to run X apps remotely.
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