As part of hardening a standalone/dedicated MySQL 5.6 server running on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, unnecessary services and packages will have to be removed.
For a server that is serving only as a MySQL server, what services and packages should we remove? Is there a list of services/packages that we can use?
Here's a list of services running (?). Which are the ones them look like they could be stopped and their packages removed?
[ ? ] acpid [ ? ] anacron [ ? ] atd [ - ] bootlogd [ ? ] console-setup [ ? ] cron [ ? ] cryptdisks [ ? ] cryptdisks-early [ ? ] cryptdisks-enable [ ? ] cryptdisks-udev [ ? ] dbus [ ? ] dmesg [ - ] grub-common [ ? ] hostname [ ? ] hwclock [ ? ] hwclock-save [ - ] keymap.sh [ ? ] killprocs [ ? ] module-init-tools [ ? ] network-interface [ ? ] network-interface-container [ ? ] network-interface-security [ ? ] networking [ ? ] ondemand [ ? ] passwd [ ? ] plymouth [ ? ] plymouth-log [ ? ] plymouth-ready [ ? ] plymouth-splash [ ? ] plymouth-stop [ ? ] plymouth-upstart-bridge [ ? ] procps [ ? ] rc.digitalocean [ ? ] rc.local [ ? ] resolvconf [ - ] rsync [ ? ] rsyslog [ ? ] sendsigs [ ? ] setvtrgb [ + ] ssh [ - ] stop-bootlogd [ - ] stop-bootlogd-single [ ? ] sudo [ ? ] udev [ ? ] udev-fallback-graphics [ ? ] udev-finish [ ? ] udevmonitor [ ? ] udevtrigger [ ? ] umountfs [ ? ] umountnfs.sh [ ? ] umountroot [ - ] unattended-upgrades [ - ] urandom