2.1.10 Ensure xinetd is not enabled (Scored)

Level 1 - Server 
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The eXtended InterNET Daemon (xinetd) is an open source super daemon that replaced the original inetd daemon. The xinetd daemon listens for well known services and dispatches the appropriate daemon to properly respond to service requests.

If there are no xinetd services required, it is recommended that the daemon be disabled.

Run the following command to verify xinetd is not enabled:

# systemctl is-enabled xinetd

Verify result is not “enabled”.

Run the following command to disable xinetd:

# systemctl disable xinetd

Additional methods of disabling a service exist. Consult your distribution documentation for appropriate methods.

  • ubuntu1604/2/1/10.txt
  • Last modified: 2017/05/02 10:38
  • by Piotr Kłoczewski