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Old 10-24-2004, 09:00 PM   #1
ikhanr
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RedHat 9 - Is it vulnerable now?


Hi,

I have installed RH 9 recently. After installation I have done nothing but configured squid. For last three months it's sitting there running squid for a cache proxy.

As I read on this website that RH9 is not supported anymore. I don't wanna go for another distribution or installation. Am I at risk? Is my system vulnerable to different threats? Viruses? Hackers?

If it, which of the distribution is most similar to RedHat? Can I migrate without re-installation?

Please Help!!!

Thanks
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:16 PM   #2
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No need to change distributions or upgrade to the latest version. You just need to backup your squid's config files then uninstall squid. Next compile the latest squid version. Copy the backup squid configs files to the squid directory. Usually its in /etc.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 09:18 PM   #3
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You should apply all the relevant RH 9 security patches, plus all ofthe ones from the fedora legacy project. The Fedora Legacy project is still releasing security packages for RH 9, so if you keep up to date with those, you're pretty well solid. You can also compile updated software from source, as Electro suggested, which is helpfull since Fedora legacy sometimes seems a bit slow at putting patches out.
 
Old 10-25-2004, 03:50 AM   #4
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Another quick question:

As I mentioned that my Linux is only serving as a proxy nothing else. I do see a lot of service being started when booting. Which service should I let start and which ones should I stop to make my system less vulnerable?
 
Old 10-25-2004, 04:02 AM   #5
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Don't worry to much about vulnerable, Redhat 9 isn't Windows 98/ME
 
  


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