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

J. Paul Bruns-Bielkowicz (debian-user@clubamerica.eu.org) wrote:
> > Commenting out things in /etc/services doesn't
> > disable anything.
> It seems to. The above ports were closed just by commenting them out of
> /etc/services  and then rebooting.

How did you verify?
> No, I just changed /etc/services

It's just mapping ports, so 

$ telnet nntp 

works, if you have a newsserver installed, but 

$ telnet 119 

should still work.

- Rolf

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