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Old 06-23-2015, 01:03 AM   #1
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what is the latest stable centOS or Redhat linux distribution available?


I am looking for Latest Stable CentOS or Redhat Linux Distribution in order to pass PCI Compliance.
What could be the best distribution.?
 
Old 06-23-2015, 01:53 AM   #2
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See their sites to know more.

RHEL is paid.
CentOS is free.
 
Old 06-23-2015, 01:57 AM   #3
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@Veera How about using CentOS 7?
 
Old 06-23-2015, 02:37 PM   #4
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Red Hat may offer a slightly better result in compliance in my opinion. You have access to their support. They can provide any amount of help needed to fully secure your site. (or at least to some degree above what a newbie might configure)
 
Old 06-23-2015, 02:47 PM   #5
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The current version of both is 7.1. I have no idea what's required to pass PCI compliance, but version 6 will be supported to 2020, and version 7 will be supported to 2024.
 
Old 06-23-2015, 04:50 PM   #6
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What could be the best distribution.?
CentOS or RHEL it depends on your NEEDS .
 
Old 06-23-2015, 07:50 PM   #7
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Good question, what is "PCI compliance"? It implies hardware, is there an approved list of software or hardware or is this too blunt?
RHEL will probably be looked at more favourably but what is best will probably be down to what suits requirements and funds, not that centos will be any worse by being a part of Red Hat as non-paid for alternative but you might have to sort out the gremlins yourself!

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Old 06-24-2015, 01:06 AM   #8
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Fred, PCI is a set of standards regarding payment and credit card processing

https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/merchants/
 
Old 06-26-2015, 07:29 PM   #9
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PCI compliance seems to be a matter of convienience, or something for the legel department, rather than a software issue?

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