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Re: Locking down RedHat



Is it a good idea to put a web server in a root jail? How would you go about
doing that?

On 10/25/05, Miskell, Craig <Craig Miskell agresearch co nz> wrote:
>
>
> > Anybody have any best practices/links to how to "lock down" RedHat?
> > Serverices to consider shutting off from the default install, etc.
> I've found the checklists and checking tools on www.cisecurity.org<http://www.cisecurity.org>to be
> fairly good. The checking script gives a rating out of 10 as well, so
> you've got a nice metric for your boss. If anything it's too paranoid
> (e.g. it docks points for having a web-server installed, even if that's
> the whole point of the server existing), and I wouldn't expect to ever
> see a server get 10/10, due to operational requirements. However, it
> does at least raise the possible issues and lets you decide whether the
> tradeoff is worth it.
>
> As mentioned in other replies, it's still just a list of stuff that
> "anybody who's done unix for a while knows", but it's nice to see it
> written down, codified, and checked for.
>
> Craig
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