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The chkfontpath package is a simple program for adding, removing and listing the directories contained in the X font server's path. Unnecessary, we don't use graphical interface
The Network Information Service NIS is a system, which provides and centralizes network information; login names, passwords, home directories, and group information, to all of the machines on a network. Security risks, we don't use it on our server
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The XFree86-xfs package is a font server for XFree86 that can also serve fonts to other X servers remotely. Unnecessary, we don't use graphical interface
The finger-server package contain the finger daemon that runs from the /etc/inetd.conf, file and allows users to see information about system users on the server. Security risks.
The lpr package provides the basic system utility for managing printing services. Unnecessary and no printer installed on the server
The nfs-utils package provides the tools and daemon for the kernel NFS server. This package must be installed if you want to provide NFS services on your server. Security risks, and NFS services are not installed on this server.
The pidentd package contains the identd, which looks up specific TCP/IP connections and returns either the user name or other information about the process that owns the connection. Unnecessary, very few things on the net require the sender to be running identd, because many machines don't have it and because many people turn it off.
The portmapper package manages RPC connections, which are used by protocols like NFS and NIS. Unnecessary, Security risks, and NIS/NFS services are not installed on this server.
The rsh-server package provides the servers needed for (rsh, rlogin, rcp) which allow users to run remote access commands on remote machines. Security risks
The routed package routing daemon maintains current routing tables by handling incoming RIP traffic and broadcasts outgoing RIP traffic about network traffic routes. Unnecessary, Security risks, and limited.
The rusers package program allows users to find out who is logged into various machines on the local network. Security risks.
The rwall-server package contains the daemon which allows receiving remote messages from users in remote hosts. Security risks
The rwho package shows who is logged in for all machines on the local network running the rwho daemon. Security risks.
The talk-server package provides the daemon program, which allows you to chat via terminal with other users on remote UNIX systems. Security risks.
The telnet-server package provides the daemon, which allows telnet remote logins protocol to your server. Security risks, replace by SSH
The tftp package or Trivial File Transfer Protocol TFTP allows users to transfer files to and from a remote machine. It is normally used only for booting diskless workstations. Security risks, Unnecessary.
The tftp-server package provides the server for (TFTP), which allows users to transfer files to and from a remote machine. Security risks, Unnecessary.
The ucd-snmp package or SNMP -Simple Network Management Protocol is a protocol used for network management. Unnecessary, Security risks
The ypbind package is a daemon which binds NIS -Network Information Service server client to NIS server. Security risks, we don't use it on our server.
The ypserv package is the NIS -Network Information Service server, which provides network information (NIS) to all of the machines on a network. Security risks, we don't use it on our server
The XFree86-libs package contains the shared libraries that most X programs need to run properly. Unnecessary, we dont use graphical interface.
The libpng package contains a library of functions for creating and manipulating GIF image format files. GIF is a bit-mapped graphics format similar to the GIF format. Unnecessary.
The XFree86-75dpi-fonts package contains the 75 dpi fonts (the standard fonts) used on most X Window Systems. Unnecessary, we don't use graphical interface.
The urw-fonts package contain free versions of the 35 standard Type 1 PostScript fonts. Unnecessary, we don't use graphical interface.