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Re: [TCLUG:5793] security (some pre-coffee thoughts)...

On Wed, 5 May 1999, Peter Lukas wrote:

Thanks Peter. Your comments are most helpful. (I suspected that you'd have
something to say on the subject.)

> * comment out all undesired services in /etc/inetd.conf 

What is the relationship between /etc/inetd.conf and /etc/services? Do you
need to comment out lines in both files or just /etc/inetd.conf?

> * Kill the xfs that RH6.0 ships with and get the fonts directly from X.

What is the danger of using xfs? I must say, the fonts look a lot better
on my RH6 system than they did before. (I realize pretty fonts and system
security are two different things. I wouldn't even have X on my server if 
I didn't need it for the UPS software.)

Thanks again Peter. I'll definitely check out your suggestions. Can anyone
else add to this list?


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