Quick server security configuration

By default Centos, RedHat and Fedora starts multiple daemons that are actually not needed, for example:


and I am suggesting you disable these services asap. You can turn it off via chkconfig command or even remove from the execution at init levels as well.

chkconfig –del cups

chkconfig –level 3 cups off

The above line with –del will simply remove it

the second line with –level 3 option will turn off in init #3


  1. Anna Dneil says:

    There are quiet a few more services/daemons that you do not need… probably portmap, autofs and others…

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