Techniques to Secure Your Linux System

    The main security problem with Linux is its constantly running system services and daemons, such as httpd (Apache), inetd, sendmail, and others. In order to secure a system to the greatest extent possible, you must first assess what daemons are vital . . . The main security problem with Linux is its constantly running system services and daemons, such as httpd (Apache), inetd, sendmail, and others. In order to secure a system to the greatest extent possible, you must first assess what daemons are vital to the system's function. For example, if you are running an anonymous FTP server, you will not want Telnet or HTTP services running on that machine. This tutorial will discuss the importance of choosing system services, look at file permissions, and take a brief look at Tripwire for system analysis.
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