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Old 08-22-2003, 06:37 AM   #1
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am I ready for Apache?


I am running slack 9.0 vanilla and I now want to run a small Apache web server. What I would like to know is this:
1. Is the 2.4.20 kernel ok or should I constantly update my kernel to patch security holes?
2. What about other software? I am quite security concious but would prefer not to re-compile everything just to get a small website started.
3. I am currently using Arnos' iptables script as my firewall, it is quite highly recommended... I just want to be sure that this is enough security to get started?

any comments, suggestions or mickey taking welcome! (ps. I haven't rtfm yet! just wanted some word of wisdom)
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:02 AM   #2
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If you have to ask, then you're not ready. But if you're willing to ask, you soon will be.

1) It's usually a good idea to compile a new kernel for each new version on a server. It's a relatively painless procedure, just be sure to keep your old kernel around and configure it as a back-up in lilo.conf (or your boot loader of choice).

2) Rather than recompile your other software, the best option would be to REMOVE any software that isn't directly related (pronounced 'necessary') to your server. That is, if you're truly security-conscious. Every program on your system is another possible source of exploits, so cut out everything you don't NEED for a server. Run anything else on another computer.

3) Not familiar with Arnos' script, so I can't give an opinion on this.

4) (I know you didn't ask, this is unsolicited advice) Start reading the Apache documentation. It's riveting stuff.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
 
Old 08-22-2003, 07:17 AM   #3
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Originally posted by Cerbere
If you have to ask, then you're not ready. But if you're willing to ask, you soon will be.

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4) (I know you didn't ask, this is unsolicited advice) Start reading the Apache documentation. It's riveting stuff.

Enjoy!
--- Cerbere
I just KNEW you'd say that! *starts to rtfm*

edit: thanks for your other comments :~] With reference to your answer to question #2; would you recommend LFS and build a minimal system for it to run on? I t looks like that is what you may be doing since you run Slackware and LFS (according to your distros' information).

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