I installed an OpenBSD 5.2 using "-* & +etc* & +base* & +bsd".
After finished with the install, I rebooted, then
netstat -at | grep LISTEN, this is what I get for output:
Why does so many unneeded services running on the most secure OS (*stated to be the most secure) in the world?
Can someone tell my why are these:
egrep -i '^time|^daytime|^ident|comsat' /etc/inetd.conf ident stream tcp nowait _identd /usr/libexec/identd identd -el ident stream tcp6 nowait _identd /usr/libexec/identd identd -el 127.0.0.1:comsat dgram udp wait root /usr/libexec/comsat comsat [::1]:comsat dgram udp6 wait root /usr/libexec/comsat comsat daytime stream tcp nowait root internal daytime stream tcp6 nowait root internal time stream tcp nowait root internal time stream tcp6 nowait root internal daytime dgram udp wait root internal daytime dgram udp6 wait root internal time dgram udp wait root internal time dgram udp6 wait root internal
important in the default install to be enabled?
UPDATE: from the obsd mailing list:
frantisek holop's answer is the most logical yet: --------- hi, i seem to recall reading in some RFC or maybe in one of the stevens books that these services are required for a "server". i look at it as being a good internet neighbour, a bit like "can you tell me the time please" when someone stops you on the street... ---------