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Removing portmapper, Re: firewalling

Quoting Sebastiaan (sebastia@ch.twi.tudelft.nl):

> - I did a nmap localhost and discovered that unwanted ports 'sunrpc' (111)
> and 'printer' (515) are open. I have not found these in inetd.conf and I
> do not know how to turn these off. I have already tried removing sunrpc.o
> from the modules, but the computer would not do that. What is this port
> used for?

To turn off portmapper (111) in potato (where it's not a separate
package), you could try:

# /etc/init.d/portmap stop
# mv -i /etc/init.d/portmap /etc/init.d/portmap-hidden
(or remove its execute permission).


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