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4. Secure Administration Techniques > Network Service Security

Network Service Security

FreeBSD and OpenBSD systems can provide an extensive list of services. While Chapter 5 through Chapter 9 of this book provide detailed information about some of the most common and complex network services, you may find a wealth of more basic services are also useful on your network. The second half of this chapter discusses some of these services, what they provide, how to provide them securely, and in some cases, why you should do so.

inetd and tcpwrappers

The Internet daemon (inetd(8)) is a network service super-server. It comes with a bit of a stigma—and this is no surprise since most texts on securing hosts contain a step where you disable


  

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