Removing portmapper, Re: firewalling
Quoting Sebastiaan (firstname.lastname@example.org):
> - 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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- From: Sebastiaan <firstname.lastname@example.org>