LinuxPlanet: Admin Digest: The Basics of Linux Network Security
Jan 06, 2003, 20:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"If there is something worth stealing then someone will try and
steal it. Linux-based systems have no special exclusion from this
universal rule. A primary reason that Linux systems are so popular
is because they are robust and have many sophisticated security
"As the manager of a Linux system for your department or small
business, you might feel a bit daunted by all of these threats.
You've heard Linux is supposed to be secure, but how do you make
"It is a truism, of course, that if you don't use the Linux
security tools provided, then you should be ready for the
inevitable break-in. Problems can also be caused by badly
implemented security measures. Securing a Linux machine can get
pretty complicated and entire shelves of books have been dedicated
to the subject.
"You may not have the time or the motivation to delve into all
of those tomes, so we're going to make this a bit simpler..."