Re: which distribution to choose

From: Piotr Zagorowski (
Date: 12/03/04

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    Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 11:38:44 +0100 (CET)
    To: "Jochen Witte" <>


    I recommend Slackware. This is a very stable, secure distribution and has a good
    community support. Of course after standard install some services are active, so you
    should not install unnecessary packages, close all services and open only needed
    (ssh, VPN, Apache,...)



    > Hello,
    > 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
    > proxy-requests.
    > 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?
    > Regards
    > Jochen

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