Home page logo

basics logo Security Basics mailing list archives

Re: Secure host newbie
From: Xilo Musimene <xilopublic1 () ca inter net>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 09:34:49 -0500

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.


Ethical Hacking at the InfoSec Institute. Mention this ad and get $545 off any course! All of our class sizes are guaranteed to be 10 students or less to facilitate one-on-one interaction with one of our expert instructors. Attend a course taught by an expert instructor with years of in-the-field pen testing experience in our state of the art hacking lab. Master the skills of an Ethical Hacker to better assess the security of your organization. Visit us at: http://www.infosecinstitute.com/courses/ethical_hacking_training.html

  By Date           By Thread  

Current thread:
[ Nmap | Sec Tools | Mailing Lists | Site News | About/Contact | Advertising | Privacy ]