[mythtv-users] Needed services

Mitch Gore mitchell.gore at gmail.com
Fri Oct 19 18:15:08 UTC 2007

On 10/19/07, Calvin Dodge <caldodge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/19/07, Mitch Gore <mitchell.gore at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am trying to optimizing my FC6 box by turning off un-needed services.
> > Which services can i still turn off?
> IMHO, you can turn off the following:
> anacron (if your backend is continuously on)
> apmd
> atd
> avahi-daemon (if you're not sharing resources with a Mac)
> gpm (if you're not using the mouse when backend is in text mode)
> iptables (if your backend doesn't have a inbound connection from the
> Internet)
> irqbalance (if you have a single-core CPU)
> kudzu (if you don't change hardware. If you do, you can run kudzu
> manually after a "single" boot)
> lm_sensors (if you're not actually using the motherboard sensors)
> mcstrans
> mdmonitor (if you're not running software RAID)
> nfs (if you're not sharing files via NFS)
> nfslock (same)
> rpcgssd (same)
> rpcidmapd (same)
> portmap (if you're not sharing OR receiving files via NFS)
> restorecond (if selinux is disabled)
> smb (if your backend isn't sharing files or printers, or providing
> Windows domain services (like user names and passwords)
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Whats the deal with fedora turning on all these services by defualt?  Seem
completely backwards to me.  Have everything but the nessesities on with a
clean install, then turn things on as you need them.

Havent we learned about this thinking with all the security issues out

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