Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Turning off avahi-daemon

During our experiments some of the attackers perform poorly because they are running avahi-daemon. This is a service that looks for services on the network while the computer is idle. It can consume all the CPU on that machine. To turn it off you should use chkconfig rather than try to deinstall it, which might have unforeseen consequences (you may need to install chkconfig):

sudo chkconfig -s avahi-daemon off


systemctl disable avahi-daemon.service

Then kill it if it is still running:

sudo service avahi-daemon stop

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