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Slackware-14.1-SquidGuard 1.4

Posted 09-06-2014 at 09:28 PM by arniekat

Note - You must have Squid installed and working to use SquidGuard! Squid and SquidGuard are very touchy with regards to file permissions!

SquidGuard is a combined filter, redirector and access controller plugin for Squid. squidGuard can be used to:

1. Limit the web access for some users to a list of accepted/well known web servers and/or URLs only.
2. Block access to some listed or blacklisted web servers and/or URLs for some users. **)
3. Block access...
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Slackware-14.1-Squid 3.4.7

Posted 09-06-2014 at 05:52 PM by arniekat

Squid is a Caching Proxy Server that reduces bandwidth, improves response times by caching and reusing frequently-requested web pages so you have a faster Web Experience.

Compile and install Squid-3.4.7 ( has version 3.1.23, but I used the current version of Squid-3.4.7. You can use the SlackBuild framework to compile)


With thanks to and Arch Wiki

If you will be using the default user "nobody",...
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Slackware-14.1-Intrusion Detection

Posted 06-22-2014 at 10:49 PM by arniekat

A very important part of Security is also the Integrity of your system and being able to detect when your system components have been maliciously compromised by a person or an organization. Some useful tools to think about for Integrity/Verification are Aide, Chkrootkit, Rkhunter, and Tiger security scripts. Lynis is more of a tool to check the security settings of your system, but I find it useful.

Download and compile the following from and from
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Posted 06-22-2014 at 07:59 PM by arniekat

This tutorial will go through speeding up and hardening Mozilla Firefox 24.6.0, which is the current version from the patches directory. Since Web Browsers and other Network-Aware Applications communicate with the outside world, it makes sense to spend time locking down/hardening these applications. Some of this information is elsewhere on my blog, but I decided to put it in one place along with updated information. You do not have to do everything in this tutorial. Select what you need/want....
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Posted 06-22-2014 at 07:55 PM by arniekat

This tutorial will go through some of the choices you have for Software Firewalls. Along with firewalls, you can make various networking and system settings changes to your running kernel by placing various settings in /etc/sysctl.conf. Some other firewall configuration tools available are: Shorewall and FirewallBuilder, but I have not used them myself and are not shown here.


This file controls kernel settings and does not exist in a Slackware default installation....
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