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Old 10th August 2018
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Default removing unused system daemons from the base install (for security)

A good security rule is: "if you don't use it, disable it. Even better, remove it."

The OpenBSD base install has various system daemons that I will never need, like for example httpd (I use OpenBSD as a desktop OS).

How could I actually remove them (not just disable them) ?
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Hello, and welcome!

Disable services you have no need for with rcctl(8). Remove them with rm(8). Removal is not best practice, and will also be temporary. They will be reinstalled when you upgrade.
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Old 24th August 2018
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Thanks for the answer @jggimi , simple and informative.
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