Re: which distribution to choose
From: Brian D. Ropers-Huilman (bropers_at_lsu.edu)
Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2004 08:45:30 -0600 To: email@example.com
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Gentoo [ http://www.gentoo.org/ ].
You can put an absolute minimum build on the machine with no problems.
Apache is a simple addition. Gentoo also supports the NSA's SE Linux
extensions through their Hardened Gentoo project [
http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/hardened/index.xml ]. Additionally, Gentoo
has their Gentoo Linux Security (GLSA) project [
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/index.xml ] which makes security
updates available as soon as possible.
Take a look at their packages page [ http://packages.gentoo.org/ ] to
see a list of software ready to be installed. I migrated away from Red
Hat to Gentoo almost three years ago now and will never turn back.
Jochen Witte said the following on 2004-12-02 10:31:
| I would like to set up a firewall to protect a small company network. What
| I would like to have is some kind of VPN solution (OpenVPN and ipsec),
| iptables firewalling and a secure distribution with some additional
| sec-related sofware (tripwire etc.). Also I need to run an Apache for
| My question is, which distribution to choose for such a
| setup. I would prefer a standard distribution for easy updates and
| community support. A specific "security-enhanced" distribution would do it
| also, if it is not too "pure" :)
| Any suggestions?
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