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From: Quentin Hartman <qhartman () lane k12 or us>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 13:18:16 -0700


Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 13:02:27 -0700
To: "Chris Gioran" <himicos () hotmail com>
From: Quentin Hartman <qhartman () lane k12 or us>
Subject: Re: Good Red Hat install
Bcc: ƒ\Security Lists\security-basics

Another good distro to use for "total control" is gentoo. I have been using it for some time and it is great. Very much like LFS, but easier to get up and running, and nothing beats "emerge" for installing new software, net even apt-get, IMHO. This is my distro of choice, and it is especially useful for single-purpose installs like the original poster is looking for.

-Quentin Hartman-

At 11:45 PM 5/13/2003 +0300, you wrote:
http://www.redhat.com/mirrors/LDP/guides.html

the above URL contains some guides on several aspects of Linux. Somewhere in
the middle of the page you will find

Securing & Optimizing Linux: The Ultimate Solution

It used to be a guide specific for RH systems but anyway it is a good
starter. It reffers generally to Linux distros and how to minimise -
optimise them.

The ultimate solution to your "problem" IMO is to build a Linux From Scratch
system. www.linuxfromscratch.org

This is the way  to build a purely custom system, secure and minimal (and
also get "educated" on Linux issues. Minimising an installation is not an
easy task :-) )

I'd be intrested to get some feedback about what viewers of this list
believe on security and other issues involved in a LFS system.

Regards

himicos


----- Original Message -----
From: Matthew Crape <mcrape () hotmail com>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2003 7:35 PM
Subject: Good Red Hat install


> Hey all,
>
>     I am trying to create a somewhat 'standard' install that I can use for
> Red Hat. The main purpose for this box would to do scans (i.e. nmap) and
> maybe packet generation to test our firewall. Now I don't have a lot of
> Linux experience, but I want to install the minimal possible. The test
> machine that I am using is an old p 233Mhz - so in other words the first
> thing gone is the gui. Can anyone point me to some HOWTO or something like
> that? Thanks
>
> Matt
>
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