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Linux.com: Bastille Linux Review

Jun 20, 2000, 11:24 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"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 concept-creators."

"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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