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Old 08-27-2003, 08:36 PM   #1
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Cool Securing slackware 9.0

I have a default setup of the full 2.0gb slackware install. I am behind linksys router. How can I make this box as secure as possible. I have heard of logs, but I do not know how to check them or where they are or how to edit them. Do I need a firewall ? Does my router have one or can I install one for just this computer too. Any recommendations for nice free firewalls ? Does slackware come with one ? Also, I have heard people talk about services running that they don't neccesarily need and that they kill these services. How can I 1. View what services I have running 2. Kill them so they don't start ever again and or so they just aren't running so they come back next time I boot. Also what is a good website to download patches and how can I install these patches. Also, if possible I would like it if anyone had some links on linux security that I could read and just some real basic expanations. I am still working on learning linux. Maybe a site that posts the most recent patches to possible security exploits ? Thankyou :0)

Old 08-27-2003, 09:03 PM   #2
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Every distro comes with iptables. I would recommend to look and learn them. Most firewalls that are gui based are actually frontends to these.

Also probably the best resource you can look at is unSpawns top thread with many many links to security based sites, howto's and information.


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