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Are these services needed?

Discussion in 'Security' started by Brook, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. Brook

    Brook Well-Known Member

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    CSF advises the following services are not needed and should be stopped as they may be a security risk, do you think it's ok to go ahead and turn them off?

    • cups
    • xfs
    • atd
    • nfslock
    • canna
    • FreeWnn
    • cups-config-daemon
    • iiim
    • mDNSResponder
    • nifd
    • rpcidmapd
    • bluetooth
    • anacron
    • gpm
    • saslauthd
    • avahi-daemon
    • avahi-dnsconfd
    • hidd
    • pcscd
    • sbadm
     
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    yes .. you can go ahead and turn them off..
     
  3. Brook

    Brook Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kiran!
     
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    Eric Administrator
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    Come on ever Centos box needs some blue-tooth love. :rolleyes: I've never gotten why that stuff is on by default.
     
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    how about snmpd? does it need on cpanel server?
     
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    You can leave that enabled.. depending on your OS variant, this is the list I normally disable when deploying new servers.

    cups
    xfs
    atd
    nfslock
    canna
    FreeWnn
    cups-config-daemon
    iiim
    mDNSResponder
    nifd
    rpcidmapd
    bluetooth
    anacron
    gpm
    saslauthd
    avahi-daemon
    avahi-dnsconfd
    hidd
    pcscd
    sbadm
    ossec
     
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    how to turn off

    how do io turn off the following
    cups
    xfs
    atd
    nfslock
    canna
    FreeWnn
    cups-config-daemon
    iiim
    mDNSResponder
    nifd
    rpcidmapd
    bluetooth
    anacron
    gpm
    saslauthd
    avahi-daemon
    avahi-dnsconfd
    hidd
    pcscd
    sbadm
    ossec
    thanks henry:confused:
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    Just to add a note to this for others, if you have CSF installed (ConfigServer Security & Firewall) while suggesting what can be turned off, if will also provide you the exact command to run from shell to stop and prevent from starting each of those services. See bottom of the the third image at the link above for this list of services suggestions.
     
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    cPanelDon cPanel Quality Assurance Analyst
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    Friendly Moderator Note

    As this relates to better securing systems I've relocated it into the Security forums area.
     
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