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Old 02-02-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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What programs should be use in Linux for security?

For security what program are typical for security and monitoring a system?

I think firewall iptables rules, portsentry.

How to make, see, secure system?
Old 02-02-2007, 09:55 AM   #2
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I like BastilleLinux scripts, maybe some kernel patches such as grsecurity, nessus - security scanner...
And some intrusion detection systems for example tripwire to check whether some files were changed..
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Keep your system updated, use a good hardware firewall and your good to go.

Security references -

Covers pretty much anything you could think of.
Old 02-02-2007, 08:06 PM   #4
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Don't forget it's not just the security software you install, it's also the configuration of other software running on your machine like SSH, FTP and XINET daemons...
Old 02-03-2007, 01:08 AM   #5
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Security is a question of economics. How far you would go to keep a server secure depends on how much economic value you attach to that server. You can always

[1] try to keep your system updated

[2] turn off services you are not using; eg. you might not gain much by running cups on a backend database server

You can also run IPS (portsentry), IDS (snort, AIDE). I also found scan using Nessus and nmap to be valuable.

Also, encryption and Linux ACLs play a vital role if used in the right place.
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acl, aide, encryption, snort

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