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LinuxSecurity.com.br: Interview with Kurt Seifried from SecurityPortal.com

Dec 04, 2000, 20:58 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Renato Murilo Langona)

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"(LinuxSecurity Brasil) What's your HOME operation system of choice, why?

Win98 for desktop and laptop, Linux for file and mail server, NT server formerly for FrontPage/auth (now decommissioned), OpenBSD (security logging/testing), Solaris 8 and Novell 5 (moving auth to it). Basically whichever tool is best for the job, I hate all OS's equally, they all have their good and bad points."

"(LinuxSecurity Brasil) Can you tell me 1 thing any system administrator's should do on a daily basis for better security of their systems?

Education. Never stop learning. Read websites, books, email lists, etc. Set aside some time each day to learn something. I spend 10-40 hours a week doing research and learning new things."

"(LinuxSecurity Brasil) Which are the real benefits of IPv6? Is it coming to cure all IPv4 weakness? Will people be less concerned about their privacy?

Smaller routing tables (hopefully). Privacy wise IPv6 is not better then IPv4, in some ways possibly worse since the last part of your IPv6 address can be your MAC address, although this is optional. IPSec protects privacy between machines, to a degree, but it will be a long time before it is widely implemented (we need infrastructure like DNSSEC first)."

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