[ Thanks to Dave
Markowitz for this link. ] As the title implies, webmin
and Trustix Secure Linux are tapped for this article to create a
secure server appliance:
"...Although many Linux/UNIX diehards disagree, many, if not
most system administrators nowadays are more comfortable working
with a GUI, and therefore more favorably disposed towards an OS
with one. But a problem with GUIs is that when they are running,
but not actually being used, they take up disk space and system
resources. So the ideal OS might be one that offers a GUI, but
doesn't make its use mandatory for administration: one that only
runs when needed.
Such an OS doesn't appear to exist, but I found a way to satisfy
these requirements by combining a couple of existing software
The tendency with most NOSes is to activate all services by
default. This makes it easier for the inexperienced admin to set up
a server, but results in one that is wide open to attack. Since
we're looking for a security improvement, I wanted an NOS which
when installed activates a minimum of services automatically."
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