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 Hardening Linux: a 10 step approach

The Internet has become a far more dangerous place than it was 20 years ago. Nowadays, Operating System and application security is an integral part of a server configuration and, while firewalls are very important, they are not the panacea.

This list of steps is intended as a guideline with a practical approach. Weíll try to provide a complete picture without getting into unnecesary details. This list wonít replace a good book on secure systems administration, but it will be useful as a quick guide.

Before we get started itís worth to mention that security is not a status: itís just a process. The correct initial setup of the server only provides a good start and helps you get half the way through. But you actually need to walk the other half of the road, by providing proper security vigilance, monitoring and updating.

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 (Submitted by Flavio Villanustre Fri Jun 17, 2005 )

  


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