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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-Hardening Tips

Posted 02-04-2012 at 09:17 PM by arniekat

These suggestions are based on advice from the SlackWiki Basic Security Fixes, The Center For Internet Security Slackware Benchmarks and on the General Hardening Tips for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. I condensed and categorized as many of the suggestions as I could glean, however, it is your choice as to how many of them apply in your case.


Create a BIOS Password to keep others from changing your BIOS settings. After you have installed Slackware, you...
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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-Vim Tutorial

Posted 02-03-2012 at 07:46 PM by arniekat

SOURCE - The Vimbook Tutorial Version 5.7 and Vim Manpages and

Elvis is a clone of the ex/vi text editor.
/usr/bin/vi is a symlink to elvis
Elvis is part of the package elvis-2.2_0

This tutorial, however will use Vim.
Vim is part of the package vim-7.3.154
Main Website:
NOTE - vipw is an editor for the file /etc/passwd
vigr is an editor for the file /etc/group
visudo is an editor...
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Slackware-13.37-Hacks-Turning Off Services

Posted 01-30-2012 at 07:18 PM by arniekat

These are all of the Services that are available upon Installation. It is better to deactivate them upon the initial Slackware 13.37 installation, however in this tutorial will go through deactivating services as an exercise.

Confirm startup services to run

[ ] rc.atalk
[ ] rc.bind
[ ] rc.cups
[ ] rc.dnsmasq
[X] rc.fuse
[X] rc.hald
[ ] rc.httpd
[ ] rc.inetd
[ ] rc.ip_forward
[X] rc.messagebus
[ ]...
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Posted 01-18-2012 at 11:03 AM by arniekat

Mozilla Thunderbird/Enigmail Setup

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1.16 is the current package available from the Patches Directory. See the Claws Mail/GnuPG Tutorial for Slackware 13.37 with regards to creating your GnuPG Public-Private Keypair. This tutorial will focus on setting up Mozilla Thunderbird as your email client for a Google GMail account and incorporating GnuPG encryption via the Enigmail encryption Plugin.

When you first start Thunderbird, the Import Wizard runs...
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Posted 01-15-2012 at 07:40 PM by arniekat

You need to compile and install in the following order from SlackBuilds:



At the TrueCrypt dialog box, select "Create Volume".
Select "Create an encrypted file container" and click Next.
Select "Standard TrueCrypt Volume" and click Next.
At the Volume Location dialog box, click Select File.
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