RootPrompt.org: Amateur Fortress Building in Linux Part 1

[ Thanks to Noel
for this link. ]

“Sander Plomp is tired of articles telling you to edit
inetd.conf. So he wrote this article that looks at how to turn your
system into amateur fortress in some interesting ways….”

“I installed Linux on my home system, and since it’s connected
to the Internet I had to secure it. The average distro comes with
nice set of security holes you’ve got to plug first. You know the
routine: edit inetd.conf and comment out all services you don’t
need ….”

“I got bored with articles telling you to edit inetd.conf too.
So I’m not going to do it the official way – I’m going to do it my
way. I’m an amateur at this, so I don’t know how good my way is. It
might be wonderful or it might be awful, but at least it’s

The first step is flushing inetd down the drain and
replacing it with tcpserver.


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