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To close port 80 (http):

Windows 98
Windows NT 4.0
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 2003
Windows 7
OS X Leopard
Linux Redhat 6.2
Ubuntu 8.10


Windows 98 - follow these steps:
  1. Click on StartProgramsAccessoriesInternet ToolsPersonal Web Server
  2. Select Personal Web Manager
  3. Under Main click Stop

Windows NT 4.0 - follow these steps:
  1. Click on StartProgramsAdministrative ToolsServer Management
  2. On title bar select ComputerServices
  3. Select World Wide Web Publishing Service then click on Stop

Windows 2000 - follow these steps:
  1. Click on StartProgramsAdministrative ToolsInternet Services Manager
  2. Double click on desired machine then
  3. Highlight "Web Site"
  4. On title bar select Action then Stop

Windows XP Professional - follow these steps:
  1. Click StartControl PanelAdministrative ToolsServices
  2. Double click the Internet Information Server (IIS) service
  3. Press the Stop button
  4. Select Disabled Startup Type
  5. Press the OK button to dismiss the dialog

Windows Vista Business - follow these steps:
  1. Click StartControl PanelClassic ViewAdministrative ToolsServices
  2. Double click the World Wide Web Publishing Service
  3. Press the Stop button
  4. Select Disabled Startup Type
  5. Press the OK button to dismiss the dialog

Windows Server 2003 - follow these steps:
  1. Click StartAdministrative ToolsServices
  2. Double click the World Wide Web Publishing Service
  3. Press the Stop button
  4. Select Disabled Startup Type
  5. Press the OK button to dismiss the dialog

Windows 7 - follow these steps:
  1. Click StartControl PanelAll Control Panel ItemsAdministrative ToolsServices
  2. Double click the World Wide Web Publishing Service
  3. Press the Stop button
  4. Select Disabled Startup Type
  5. Press the OK button to dismiss the dialog

OS X Leopard
  1. Go to System PreferencesSharing
  2. Deselect "Web Sharing"

Linux Redhat 6.2

To Permanently disable:
  1. cd /etc/rc.d/init.d/
  2. ./httpd stop
  3. mv httpd no.httpd
To temporarily stop service:
  1. cd /etc/rc.d/init.d/
  2. ./httpd stop

Ubuntu 8.10
  1. Click on SystemAdministrationServices
  2. Press the Unlock button
  3. Find and deselect Web server


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