I just bought a dell server (to learn stuff) and i was asking our sysadmin some security questions.

I just installed Ubuntu server and he gave me a long list of things to do for me to secure, check.

one of them is:

  • Make sure you turn off the "rhnsd daemon"

so i tired it but I get:

root@w1a:~$ chkconfig rhnsd off
The program 'chkconfig' is currently not installed.  You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install chkconfig

so i checked:

root@w1a:~$ rhnsd
rhnsd: command not found

So, am i missing something? or this tool or software is not installed by default?


This daemon (rhnsd) is unique to Red Hat flavors - it's the "Red Hat Network Services Daemon". I'm pretty sure the chkconfig script is also Red Hat specific.

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