At 07:00 PM 27-06-2001 -0400, Trond Eivind Glomsrød wrote:
>"Steve Wolfe" <steve(at)iboats(dot)com> writes:
>> > Previous to version 7.1, RHL wasn't very secure by default. This is one
>> > the most common complaints I hear. 7.1 can be made quite secure out of
>> > box without any special config -- just leave the firewall config at the
>> > default of 'HIGH' -- of course, I've now heard complaints that it is then
>> > 'too secure' :-).
>> Myself, I'd prefer that they'd just leave the insecure services off by
>> default, rather than using a firewall as a "band-aid". ; )
>ALmost all services are off as well. Openssh is on, sendmail is on
>(but only accepts connects from the local machine), portmap is on and
>that's about it.
Why openssh, portmap and sendmail?
I'm not familiar with RH7 and later, but the older redhat's distros had way
too much on by default. I have to keep turning off inetd.
Still I use RH coz I can't be bothered to keep tweaking my kernel for
development servers (I still tweak for the firewall). The max process/users
and other similar default settings from www.linux.org just don't cut it.
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