Subject: Re: Is portmap strictly necessary?
To: None <tech-userlevel@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/31/1996 18:48:36
> Subject: Is portmap strictly necessary?
> if you aren't running NFS or allowing access to RPC-based services

I think it is not.

> Also, assuming I am talking about a single-user stand-alone "leaf"
> system, are there any facilities I would want to leave in inetd.conf?

> So far I have kept:
>   comsat (this is required by the local machine for biff, right?)
>   talk (for convenience)

If it's single-user (in the "one human" sense, not the technical
pseudo-run-level sense), what use could you possibly have for talk?

If it's not networked, how can you receive mail?  Do you do uucp or
some such?

If it's just-one-person but networked, then you may well want to leave
more things in inetd.conf; I'd say identd should never come out on any
networked machine, for starters.

I'd probably leave rlogin (port "login") in even if the machine ain't
networked, I use loopback rlogins too much.

					der Mouse