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LinuxSecurity.com: Complete Reference Guide to Creating a Remote Log Server

Aug 23, 2000, 22:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Hines)

"A remote log server is nothing more then a system preconfigured at install-time to provide hard drive space for other systems to log to. This system must be completely secured and locked down. No unencrypted remote access should be allowed, all RPC Daemons and other misc. services should be turned off as well. The only data allowed to the machine should be UDP/Port 514. We will be walking you through a step-by-step process that details how to configure, install, and deploy a remote log server. Utilizing some of the most renowned security experts across the globe for input, I've compiled a comprehensive, and easy to understand guide on ensuring this to be a successful launch...."

"Since the release of OpenSSH, giving the GNU opensource community free access to secure shell, telnet should now be obsolete in a security centric environment. GET AWAY from using telnet. With packet sniffers getting easier and easier to use (tools such as dsniff, 'www.dsniff.org') allows even the biggest nitwit to snarf packet data. So case-in-point, don't use telnet."

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