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RE: hardenin document

Do a search for 'securing fedora' on google and you'll find some
interesting links.

There's a Red Hat Security guide, made for RH9 but still applies pretty
much to Fedora.

This article - http://linuxgazette.net/105/odonovan.html - also looks
like it provides some good information.

Here's a quick overview of some of the things you'll need to do:
1) Firewall! Generally, a policy of deny all and only let in the few
ports you'll need (ssh, nfs, etc).
2) Configure cron to run 'yum' every night to keep the system up to
3) Disable any services you don't want.
4) Set up some sort of Intrusion Detection System (Tripwire, ACID,
Snort, etc).
5) Enforce secure passwords for all users.
6) Never login as root. Make sure you can't ssh in as root.

You don't say which protocol you are using to transfer the files. I'd
suggest using scp to copy them via ssh, this is the
most reasonably secure method, and then the only port you will need to
leave open for either inbound or outbound is ssh.


-----Original Message-----
From: Anthony Clarence [mailto:anthony prudente co in]
Sent: 13 October 2004 10:22
To: fedora-list redhat com
Subject: hardenin document

Dear Sir,
I am looking for a general hardening document for Redhat Fedora core 2.

I will not be using smtp and POP as well as Xwindows on this box,I will
not be running these processes.

This Linux server will just receive files from another  Server.
Then a script will run on this Linux box which will transfer files out
to some other box.

Can I get a hardening document that will keep this Linux box safe.

Thanks and Regards


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