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View Poll Results: Hardening App of the Year
Bastille 50 15.67%
SELinux 219 68.65%
Tiger 7 2.19%
LIDS 9 2.82%
Grsecurity 34 10.66%
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Old 12-30-2004, 08:47 PM   #1
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Hardening App of the Year

What do you use to lock down your system?
Old 12-31-2004, 03:32 PM   #2
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What about RSBAC? Voted for SELinux as its improving at a nice rate.
Old 01-01-2005, 12:44 AM   #3
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I just use what I learned from u folks here....The old fashioned way (manually)
Old 01-01-2005, 09:36 AM   #4
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I just used what means that came with the distro.
Old 01-01-2005, 03:33 PM   #5
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Re: Hardening App of the Year

Originally posted by jeremy
What do you use to lock down your system?
What does that mean, exactly?
Old 01-01-2005, 11:08 PM   #6
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take the hard drive with you
Old 01-02-2005, 01:29 AM   #7
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Re: Re: Hardening App of the Year

Originally posted by student04
What does that mean, exactly?
What do you use to lock down your system? == What do you use to tighten the security on your system?

"Locking something down" is the equivalent of saying "tightening security"
Old 01-03-2005, 05:11 PM   #8
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I'm not sure I use any of these, but now I have another list of apps to check out.
Old 01-03-2005, 09:37 PM   #9
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I think SELinux is wonderful.
Old 01-04-2005, 03:30 PM   #10
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I use my -sk patchset, but since openwall (or -sk :P) isn't up there, grsec is the next best.
Old 01-13-2005, 12:13 PM   #11
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SElinux is good.
Old 01-15-2005, 03:26 AM   #12
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rm -rf isn't an option too bad.
Provides me with a nice comforty feeling
Old 01-18-2005, 02:54 AM   #13
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zatriz: yes, but with "rm -fvr" that comforty feeling goes away as you see all your docs you forgot to backup being deleted

but i chose RSBAC , actualy i use rsbac-dev-sources from gentoo, includes RSBAC, PAX, some tcp stealth/nmap patch .. and i think a few others ... also use -fstack-protector as a CFLAG and programs start crashing if theres a possible stack problem

but i would vote for RSBAC, as it gives me the ability to use nmap to its fullest when im not root
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:12 AM   #15
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