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hi

may I know where can I find a reference regarding security for Sun Solaris 7. More sepecifically, I'd like to know the function of every services in /etc/inetd.conf, /etc/rc2.d and /etc/rc3.d

It is because I may want to disable all unnecessary services in order to improve the security of my server.

thanks
brandon
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by:ahoffmann
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if there is no additional software installed which requires inetd, you usually can comment out all services in /etc/inetd.conf.
Keep in mind that not all services are run by inetd, some are installed to run as daemon from the rc-scripts at boot time.
Sun's AnswerBook may be a good reference for information.
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by:yuzh
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Hi brandonngst,

    Please  have a look at the following website:

    http://www.itworld.com/Comp/2377/security-faq/

    Which will give you some idea what to do with Solaris.

    Cheers!
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by:filiep
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Hi Brandonngst,

try next link :
http://www.sabernet.net/papers/Solaris.html

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by:brandonngst
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hi yuzh and filiep

i had been visited the links you sugguested for me. There wasn't any detail regarding every services in /etc/inetd.conf, /etc/rc2.d and /etc/rc3.d

anyway, thanks for your info

best regards
brandon
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One of the best articles which summerizes the security actions you need to take, and has a devoted section to inetd services is located on SUN's website.

I'm sure you will find there what you are looking for and much more.

Enjoy

Ido

http://wwwwswest.sun.com/blueprints/0401/security-updt1.pdf
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