Re: which distribution to choose

From: Gregory D. Rosenberg (
Date: 12/03/04

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    To: Jochen Witte <>,

    I personally would recommend either SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 8,
    which offers both Common Criteria ELA3+ security certification, as well as
    many useful Carier Grade Linux 1.2 reliability and availability features.
    Amongst the CGL features that I find most valuable are the collection of
    watchdog timers.

    SLES9 is soon to be CC EAL 4+ certified and has achieved CC ELA 5
    certification on IBM Z series mainframes.

    Although the certifications are hardware specific you can achieve
    effectively the same level of security on comprable hardware platforms.

    At 12/3/2004 03:02 AM, Jochen Witte wrote:
    >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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