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Puschitz.com: Securing Linux Production Systems

Jan 13, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Werner Puschitz)

"This HOWTO is intended for a technical audience, Linux system administrators and security people in corporations and organizations that have to use commercial Linux distributions in production. The primary focus of this Linux Security guide is to discuss basic security requirements that should be met by all audited Linux production servers at a minimum. This document covers system services like SSH which are usually needed and running on most Linux production servers. But this article does not cover Apache, Samba etc. since these services are usually not needed on all systems. This article does not cover various security features that require patching the kernel. In production environments, this is not an option for most companies due to support issues. The objective of this article is to cover the most basic security requirements for audited Linux systems. This Linux Security Cookbook has been tested on Red Hat Linux but should also be applicable to most other Linux distributions like SUSE..."

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