Ensure the X Window system is not installed
The X Window system provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) where users can have multiple windows in which to run programs and various add on. The X Window system is typically used on desktops where users login, but not on servers where users typically do not login.
Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP)
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is designed to synchronize system clocks across a variety of systems and use a source that is highly accurate. More information on NTP can be found at http://www.ntp.org. NTP can be configured to be a client and/or a server.
Ensure LDAP is not enabled
The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) was introduced as a replacement for NIS/YP. It is a service that provides a method for looking up information from a central database.
Install TCP Wrappers
TCP Wrappers provides a simple access list and standardized logging method for services capable of supporting it. In the past, services that were called from inetd and xinetd supported the use of tcp wrappers. As inetd and xinetd have been falling in disuse, any service that can support tcp wrappers will have the libwrap.so library attached to it.