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Engarde Secure Linux 3.0 (Rapier)
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0 937 02-18-2009
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Description: Sort of like having a brick sitting on the desk.

After installing Engarde Linux you have a very secure computer that has no inbound connections and no outbound connections and that runs no programs. (An exaggeration.)

Even man is not available because it's a security risk. It's meant for a server.

Start tweaking and it becomes more vulnerable. In desperation to get things working, I set it to permissive mode. So probably all the security is gone.

Engarde Linux is not made for users to be logged onto the system. I prefer to login through SSH and use pine and work at the command prompt but Engarde wasn't meant for this.

Management is through the Guardian Digital Web Tool that allows almost everything to be adjusted and installed through the web interface. Some problems require logging in as root and working from the command line, but not often and is discouraged.

Package management is easy through the Web Tool.

So far, no one has hacked the system. I had switched to Engarde after someone got into my Red Hat installation.

Good support from the Engarde website and forums.

One negative is that some upgrades are necessary and they make lots of automatic changes. Sometimes things can stop working. If it's working I'd rather leave it alone and this in not always possible.

All in all, Engarde is a very, very secure system for running a server and works well with good help available to get it up and running.
Keywords: Engarde Secure Linux


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