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Net-Security.org: Securing a RedHat Linux 6.2 machine (Basics)

Sep 18, 2000, 20:43 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This article will cover the basics of making a virgin redhat install more or less secure before putting it on the internet. Remember all of this work should be done before the box is put online, as machines can be rooted in minutes of being on the net...."

"I find the easiest way for most people to shut down unwanted services is to use the linux administrative tool called linuxconf. Linuxconf comes packaged with redhat, install the rpm if you dont already have it."

"Run linuxconf, goto control, control panel, then control service activity. From here you can both shut down services currenty running, and prevent from running from startup in the future. Use your own discretion here, if you dont need to be running sendmail, nfs, etc, dont run them. If you dont know what some of the services are, chances are you dont need to be running them, and you should shut them down."

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