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Re: Security Related Questions

Quoting Benjamin Pharr (benpharr@freedom2000net.com):
> At 07:26 AM 2/1/01 , you wrote:
> >Quoting Benjamin Pharr (benpharr@freedom2000net.com):
> > > I have a couple of security related questions for you.  I have no need for
> > > sunrpc/portmap, however, I have found it impossible to discern which
> > > package these belong to.
> >
> >up to potato: /etc/init.d/portmap stop
> >and then rename the file to, say, portmap-hidden.
> >
> >post-potato: dpkg --purge portmap
> I know how to do that.  The problem is, there is no package named portmap.

No. You're running a system where the portmapper is contained in
another package which you probably don't want to remove.
That's why I wrote (see above)

	up to potato: /etc/init.d/portmap stop
	and then rename the file to, say, portmap-hidden.

In other words, if there's no package to remove, then stop the service
(first line) and prevent it from being started again by renaming the
file which starts it, so that the system can no longer find the file
containing the instructions on how to start it.


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