Re: which distribution to choose

From: Piotr Zagorowski (piotr_at_zagor.eu.org)
Date: 12/03/04

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    Date: Fri, 3 Dec 2004 11:38:44 +0100 (CET)
    To: "Jochen Witte" <jwitte@alpha-lab.net>
    
    

    Hello!

    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,...)

    regard

    Piotr

    > 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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