"Bastille Linux has taken on the challenge of securing the
often infamously crackable Red Hat distribution with an "after
market" hardening script."
"The developers have stated that "the Bastille Hardening System
attempts to `harden' or `tighten' the Linux operating system. It
currently supports Red Hat and Mandrake systems. We attempt to
provide the most secure, yet usable, system possible. The project
is run by Jon Lasser, Lead Coordinator and Jay Beale, Lead
Developer and involves a number of developers, beta-testers and
"Being security-conscious and having my own regimen to lock-down
a Red Hat box, I thought I'd give the latest Bastille Linux script
a work out. The review machine is a Pentium II 300 running a
semi-virgin Red Hat 6.1 install, with a 2.2.16 kernel."
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