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Old 12-14-2000, 11:27 AM   #1
markma
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Greetings All,

I am running Apache on Red Hat version 6.2. I would like to secure this box as best as possible, since I already got hacked once. What are the general steps in securing a box that needs to serve pages, ftp, and pop?

Thanks in advance!

Mark
 
Old 12-14-2000, 11:36 AM   #2
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Here are a few basic steps.

Turn off any services you do not need (comment out of inetd).
Do not use wu-ftpd.
Use ssh instead of telnet.
Keep all packages up to date.
Do not use wu-ftpd
You may also want to install somekind of IDS.
 
Old 12-15-2000, 08:18 AM   #3
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Jeremy forgot a VERY important thing...don't use wu-ftpd!!! :P
 
Old 12-15-2000, 08:51 AM   #4
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Thanks!

Thanks folks, I also learned the following:

wget -m all the (50 or so) updates for redhat 6.2 and rpm -Uvi *.rpm
when you are done
2) edit /etc/hosts.allow and put in a:

ALL: *.your.domain some_management_machine_s_ip
portmap: the same

Just alittle tidbit.

Mark
 
  


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