So I've read in Mark Sobell's book on Linux, that Linux by default is open to remote administration. Now seen as I'm running a Fedora 17, on a laptop I never have to administrate anything on remotely, I see this as a door to my house needlessly being open to a picklock. Now I'm not worried about my passwords being bruteforced by even a FPGA, but all kinds of security breaches simply happen sometimes (and often from inside), so I'd like to close this window of opportunity to any hacker just to be diligent. And preferably also monitor this change.
So how do I disable Linux from allowing remote logins/remote access in general?