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Re: Re: How do I disable (close) ports?

J. Paul Bruns-Bielkowicz (jp@america.eu.org) wrote:
> I have a restricted services file and a default (open) services file. Some
> services are disabled, i.e.
> 9/tcp      open        discard
> 13/tcp     open        daytime
> 109/tcp    open        pop-2
> 987/tcp    open        unknown
> by commenting them out of /etc/services.

Commenting out things in /etc/services doesn't
disable anything. If you want to disable services,
edit /etc/inetd.conf, /etc/hosts.allow,
/etc/hosts.deny and the scripts in /etc/init.d/,
but maybe that's what you meant.

Then portscan you maschine to make sure, the ports
are deactivated.

- Rolf

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