So I still haven't given up on getting this EnGarde Linux fully functional. I finally fixed my other issues and everything seems to be working correctly on the box itself. I decided to run an nmap scan on it from an external IP to see the results (expecting to see all ports closed). However, this is the list of open ports I received:
21, 25, 3389, 443, 80, 113, 22, 8080, 1720, 1352, 7070, and 139.
Now, my current firewall (iptables) rules are set to a drop policy on input, output and forward. The only accept rules I have in place are to allow me access from the IP doing the scan to SSH and the admin WebTool (1023) for the software. Why in the world is it reporting all of these other ports open? Anyone have any ideas?