orty

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Services That Are Safe To Remove

Just doing some spring cleaning and software gutting on my server.

I recently installed Configserver's Firewall v2.44 (great product, BTW: Had them install their Mailscanner package for me, too). After running the little security check that comes with the software (which yes, I know itsn't the bible, but still handy), it says that the following services are unnecessary and I have them running:

xfs
atd
rpcidmapd
anacron
gpm

Anybody mind telling me what those services do so I can decide whether to get rid of them or not? Based on google searches, they seem needed, but they may be supplemented by something else in the system or I'm just reading it all wrong.

-orty
 
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dalem

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XFS journaling file system (dont need)
atd run jobs queued for later execution (dont need)
rpcidmapd name mapping daemon (only need if you running NFS)
anacron periodic command scheduler (dont need)
gpm mouse (dont need)

all of these should be disabled
 

dalem

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None of the programs mater if they are installed some are installed by default minimal install and should not be running check your chkconfig run levels NFS is windows file sharing you would have had to purposely installed it when you installed Linux
 

orty

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XFS journaling file system (dont need)
atd run jobs queued for later execution (dont need)
rpcidmapd name mapping daemon (only need if you running NFS)
anacron periodic command scheduler (dont need)
gpm mouse (dont need)

all of these should be disabled
So anacron != regular cron, then? Killing it won't affect cron jobs?

And how can you tell if you're running NFS or not?

Thanks!

Edit: Nevermind, answered above while I was writing this :)
 
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