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RootPrompt.org: Amateur Fortress Building in Linux Part 1

Sep 09, 2000, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sander Plomp)

[ Thanks to Noel for this link. ]

"Sander Plomp is tired of articles telling you to edit inetd.conf. So he wrote this article that looks at how to turn your system into amateur fortress in some interesting ways...."

"I installed Linux on my home system, and since it's connected to the Internet I had to secure it. The average distro comes with nice set of security holes you've got to plug first. You know the routine: edit inetd.conf and comment out all services you don't need ...."

"I got bored with articles telling you to edit inetd.conf too. So I'm not going to do it the official way - I'm going to do it my way. I'm an amateur at this, so I don't know how good my way is. It might be wonderful or it might be awful, but at least it's uncommon."

"The first step is flushing inetd down the drain and replacing it with tcpserver."

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