How to Stop and Disable Unwanted Services from Linux System

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25 Responses

  1. dragonmouth says:

    Stopping, disabling and deleting unwanted services is easy. The big problem is knowing which services are unwanted/unneeded. With literally hundreds of services with cryptic, unintuitive names running on a system at any one time, how is one to know which services are essential and which are superfluous?

    Who is the target audience for this article? Sysadmins? They already know which services the want/need running on their systems. This article does nothing for a casual Linux user. It assumes that one already knows what each service does and, therefore, which services can be disabled. Am I expected to Google each and every service to find out if I can stop it?

  2. Johny Why says:

    Hi, you say “FTP to transfer files from one host to another host”

    Unclear. Is this client or server? You don’t say. If it’s client, then it’s not “from one host to another”, it’s “connect to a remote FTP server from this machine.” If it’s server, then it’s “accept connections from remote clients.”

    I need FTP client, so I’m afraid to remove this – i don’t know if it’s server or client.


  3. Johny Why says:

    Hi, you say “In the above output, you notice smbd and nmbd“, but i don’t see smbd and nmbd in the above output.

    That’s confusing.


  4. hayani says:

    The most useful tutorial I had never seen before !!
    Thank you

  5. Deepak says:

    I was looking for this and somebody from Debian user forums referred me here thanks..

  6. Omkar says:

    Nice work bro. Keep it up.

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