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Linux And Unix Internet User And Site Security - How Much Is Too Much?

Dec 09, 2008, 14:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Tremell)

[ Thanks to Mike Golvach for this link. ]

"Unfortunately, as long as there's profit in breaching that security, building industries devoted to thwarting those breaches or some interdependent mish-mosh of the two, there's no way to achieve absolute security on the Internet unless you opt not to use it (The Internet, that is ;)

"To get us started, I wanted to gloss over some points taken directly from RFC 4732 which, although it is (admittedly) more geared toward Denial Of Service attack prevention, still provides many useful and simple guidelines with regards to Internet security in general (identity protection, etc). The RFC is from 2006, but it seems to be the most concise and easily digestible security RFC out there. Of course, I don't read them all ;) I mainly chose this one because of it's easy blending of useful information and readability.

"We'll blaze through some of the points made in RFC 4732 at a quick pace. Check out the link for more information. The following is a quick bullet list of just some of the (now standard) recommendations for DOS protection (and general Internet User and Site Security) - I'll follow each selected point (taken from the RFC almost verbatim) with a quick (hopefully, one line) summation so we get the flavour but don't have to eat the whole bird ;) Some of the suggestions for enhanced general security include:"

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