Locking Down CentOS 4.5

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Locking Down CentOS 4.5

Post by jason_nixon_205 » 2007/10/10 19:45:24

I recently loaded CentOS 4.5 on a new system. I am looking for a guide for hardening the system. I found a pretty good one for Redhat:

http://www.puschitz.com/SecuringLinux.shtml

I was hoping I could use it, but it deals with rpms and I know CentOS uses [b]yum[/b], which got me thinking that I should look for a good guide written specifically for CentOS. I plan on using this system as an IDS/firewall. I loaded it with minimal packages and a boot loader password.

Where should I go from here?

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Re: Locking Down CentOS 4.5

Post by K_Frye » 2007/10/10 20:03:47

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jason_nixon_205 wrote:
I recently loaded CentOS 4.5 on a new system. I am looking for a guide for hardening the system. I found a pretty good one for Redhat:

http://www.puschitz.com/SecuringLinux.shtml

I was hoping I could use it, but it deals with rpms and I know CentOS uses [b]yum[/b], which got me thinking that I should look for a good guide written specifically for CentOS. I plan on using this system as an IDS/firewall. I loaded it with minimal packages and a boot loader password.

Where should I go from here?[/quote]

Yum uses RPM. Think of it as a front-end.

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Re: Locking Down CentOS 4.5

Post by jason_nixon_205 » 2007/10/10 20:08:29

[quote]Yum uses RPM. Think of it as a front-end.[/quote]

Did you look at the guide I linked to? Does it look good to you?

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Re: Locking Down CentOS 4.5

Post by K_Frye » 2007/10/12 13:15:33

[quote]
jason_nixon_205 wrote:
[quote]Yum uses RPM. Think of it as a front-end.[/quote]

Did you look at the guide I linked to? Does it look good to you?[/quote]

It seems to be a good, distro-agnostic guide.

http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/LinuxTutorialInternetSecurity.html has some discussion on some of the more popular scanning tools like Nessus that might be of interest.

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