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RE: Linux Distribution Recomendation
From: Neil Fryer <nfryer () marimba com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2004 09:14:24 -0800

For what it's worth, if you want a really secure *nix system, I would
seriously recommend OpenBSD.
AFAIK, it's probably one of the most secure *nix distro's out there right
now, and personally I wouldn't say that learning BSD over Linux is tough at
all, if you can work a Unix system, you're halfway there.
Also the really good point here is that OpenBSD boasts openly on their
website, "Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 7
years!" Which is damn right impressive if you ask me, and AFAIK the remote
hole was cause via a flaw in SSH.

HTH

Neil

-----Original Message-----
From: lucian [mailto:security () inetsoft ro]
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 5:34 PM
To: Brian Shaw; Kareem Mahgoub; security-basics () securityfocus com
Cc: security-basics-return-27148-bshaw=vsvinc.com () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Linux Distribution Recomendation


Hi!

I realy am a newbie in Linux. A friend of mine, some time ago,  recommended
me and help me to install Gentoo. Since then I use it without any problem
regarding staying updated against the security holes. Also software
instalationand and updates it is easy to handle especialy for a new comer in
the linux world. It realy is a good linux distribution.

Cheers!
Lucian

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Shaw" <bshaw () vsvinc com>
To: "Kareem Mahgoub" <kareem () thewayout net>;
<security-basics () securityfocus com>
Cc: <security-basics-return-27148-bshaw=vsvinc.com () securityfocus com>
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004 12:01 AM
Subject: Re: Linux Distribution Recomendation


I like Slackware myself ( http://www.slackware.com/ ).  It is as close to
pure
Linux as you can get.  It's getting easier to manage also.  As far as
security
goes, that depends largely on the admin but, Slackware requires far fewer
patches and upgrades than more well known varients because they don't
rewrite
everything before releasing it.

Good luck.


---------- Original Message -----------
From: "Kareem Mahgoub" <kareem () thewayout net>
To: <security-basics () securityfocus com>
Sent: Tue, 2 Mar 2004 08:41:26 +0200
Subject: Linux Distribution Recomendation

Hello list,
I would like to have recommendation for a Linux Distribution
satisfying the following: a- Secure enough for Buisness applications
( i.e. Mail Server) b- Kind of Easy to manage and use. c- Available
Updates maintained by the production company. Any help will be very
much appreciated Best Regards, Kareem Mahgoub


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