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Re: how to close port 113 ident xinetd

On 08/02/08 17:43, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:

"Jimmy Wu" <jimmywu013+debian@gmail.com> writes:

I tried doing an nmap scan on myself the other day and found that tcp
port 113 was open.  Nmap listed the service as ident.  I am trying to
remove this service since I don't think I need it, but I can't figure
out how.  I removed the package pidentd, after which nmap reported the
port was still open, but changed its service description to "auth?".

Did you restart xinetd after removing pidentd?

Since the superserver only activates processes on demand, does it really matter that xinetd was not restarted?

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson LA  USA

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can be a healthy motivator, but each has the ability to turn a
good scientist into a bad one; and in some cases, they can turn
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