Security issue in Slackware 9.1
I installed Slackware 9.1 on my laptop a couple of weeks ago and I simply LOVE IT!
RH9 was on my desktop box. On the RH9 system I would every now and then go to sygatetech.com to have my system scanned for open ports, trojans, etc. and ALL results would show that ALL my ports were not only CLOSED but STEALTHED, which is optimal. I also had Guarddog 2.2 running. My RH9 security setting was initially on HIGH, DEFAULT.
Yesterday I decided to take the plunge and installed Slackware 9.1 on the desktop. No more RH9, too slow and bloated for my taste. After doing the usual security things like:
1. editing /etc/inetd.conf and commenting ALL lines
2. disabling ALL services from pkgtool/setup
3. installing Guarddog 2.2 and allowing ONLY DNS, FTP, HTTP, POP3 and SMTP,
I ran the sygatetech scan and, surprise, many ports were NOT STEALTHED, only CLOSED, which is a security hazard. Some of the ports found closed were ftp, ssh, telnet, smtp, dns, dcc, finger, upnp, trojan, tcmp, web, pop3, ident, netbios, https, socks proxy, web proxy.
Why the difference between RH9 and Slack 9.1?
Is RH9 more secure, or is there something I forgot to do, other than editing inetd.conf?
(Simple instructions please!)
Thanks a lot,