[unisog] FW: Install for Dummies?

William D. Colburn (aka Schlake) wcolburn at nmt.edu
Wed Jan 16 17:48:35 GMT 2002

On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 09:08:11AM -0600, Johnson, Greg wrote:
> (7) Disable services such as UPnP and IIS via these steps ...

> Item (7) is the meat.  What's the minimum secure, fool-proof instructions
> you advise?  There may be a version for each popular OS including MS Windows
> 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP, Red Hat Linux & Apple Mac.  

For UNIX systems I reccommend people delete the "inetd.conf" file as a
first step, and not make a backup of it.  The lack of a backup prevents
them from reinstalling the backup and enabling everything, and thus
forces them to find someone knowledgeable to add the things they might
later discover they would like.

William Colburn, "Sysprog" <wcolburn at nmt.edu>
Computer Center, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
http://www.nmt.edu/tcc/     http://www.nmt.edu/~wcolburn

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