Re: Secure host newbie

From: Xilo Musimene (
Date: 03/31/04

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    Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 09:34:49 -0500
    To: Niek <>,

    > Don't expect to be an expert on specific topics such as
    > iptables/apache/ect.
    > The linux 2.4 firewalling, and the apache daemon are both complex entities.
    > Even tho you can read a lot about them in a few days, I find you need to
    > grow
    > accustomed to them. Both have a whole lot op options, security settings,
    > and of course best practices to follow.

    I expect to be as careful as possible with these topics. Once I'll have
    a firewall I'll most probably ask you guys if my rules set is good...

    > Furthermore, I would _NOT_ recommend using any non-commercial Redhat
    > version
    > on a production machine. As mentioned before, Redhat stopped (will stop)
    > support
    > for the non-commercial Redhat.
    > Vanilla Redhat 7.3 is exploitable in many ways. I personally like
    > Slackware,
    > but any distro that has an eye for security/support/ect will do.

    Please stop telling me RedHat 7.3 is a bad choice, I have no control
    over what distribution is installed.

    All I can do is try to secure it myself.


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