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Five ways to help secure Apache on Linux

Jul 14, 2009, 13:01 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"With that said, let’s get our Apache security on!

"1. Update, update, update! One of the biggest no nos Linux administrators make is to “set it and forget it”. This should not be your standard policy. There are always updates that close new holes and patch security flaws. This holds true for Apache as much as it does any other system or application. Keep watch, using your normal means of update, for any security update for Apache or any constituent component you have installed. By doing this you will ensure your web server is safe from any new known issues.

"2. Disable modules you do not use. If you check the Apache configuration file. Most often this file is called httpd.conf and its location will depend upon what distribution you are running (For example CentOS has this file in /etc/httpd/conf/ whereas Ubuntu locates it in /etc/apache2). If you examine that file you will see quite a few modules listed. These modules will look like:"

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