Improving the inetd.conf configuration
The inetd.conf, located on /etc/, is the default configuration file for inetd.
Inetd (internet super-server) is a daemon that starts and "control" other
network services. By configuring inetd correctly, you can avoid a lot of
security problems. Here follow some guidelines to improve your inetd.conf
Disable All services that you will not use
All lines that are not commented (with an # at the beginning), means that
the service configured in this line will be started. If you use your
machine only as a desktop, you can disable all services (comment all lines).
If you need some service (like ftp), enable it. Dont enable telnet or any
other unsecure/unimportant service (like echo, chargen, etc).
Always use tcp-wrappers to control the access
If you really need to use a service (like ftp), you must use TCP wrappers (tcpd)
to get additional control and logging. More information about tcpd can be found
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