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

The only thing you can accomplish by commenting stuff in /etc/services is 
that netstat and other programs will show the ports by number instead of by 
name ( you commented the translation entry ) :) The ports are still open.

On Wednesday 05 December 2001 07:59 am, J. Paul Bruns-Bielkowicz wrote:
> > Did you even read all things said in this thread?
> Of course I did (er, am reading) read it. All these comments are very
> insightful and I am saying that I am surprised, because commenting out
> services in /etc/services has been working for me for the most part. Not to
> add that the ports I posted previously are closed by commenting them out of
> /etc/services even though this is NOT the proper way to disable ports.
> J. Paul Bruns-Bielkowicz
> http://www.america.prv.pl

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