what services you run on your linux system

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  1. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    something i found great is that disabling the unnessery service not only speed boot-time speed but also give you system high security even if unnessery service is vunerable or outdated still your system is protected as its not running and disable on default mode

    but before we get quick importent question is which service we actually needed as a home workstation (home pc) not as a server :rolleyes:

    i disable ip6

    http://fedorasolved.org/network-solutions/disable-ipv6

    also disable rcp bind

    because it open port 111 on udp and tcp on zenmap


    http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=7324

    ssh is disable smart card support is disable ..........etc

    http://www.uic.edu/depts/accc/security/os/rhlinux.html#0

    http://bobpeers.com/linux/services

    please comment
     
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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Why bother? You're home, what can happen?
    Better yet, do you understand what might go wrong because you made those changes?
    Mrk
     
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    yes i fully understand my linux start behaving like a windows if i stop something wrong
    :D

    but in i same time i wonder why to run services you dont need for example bluetooth ip6 or cups (i dont use printer on linux) at least there something to do on windows
     
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  4. dw426

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    Being a noob on Linux, you couldn't pay me to touch them. Besides, what happened to the "Linux isn't exploitable" argument? I am assuming though, that these articles are geared towards people running servers, and not us unimportant users sitting in our homes.
     
  5. mack_guy911

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    truely agree with you mrk

    its like playing with fire ......... but we kids has habbit we dont understand unless our hand burn :D

    i do feel a huge speed boost but same time it rise my sensors to 2 degrees which is pretty bad so i switch back enabling those silly service again :rolleyes:
     
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    On Redhat based distro's I first configure selinux as disabled. And the desktops (which won't go anywhere, I disable ip*tables.
     
  8. J_L

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    You mean disable. I just did that to Bluetooth, having no such device or need.
     
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