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RE: [suse-security] harden_suse for 9.0?
Date: Fri Mar 12 2004 - 17:52:07 CST
Lucky Leavell <susesecUniXpress.com> wrote:
> I downloaded the RPM which indicated it was for 8.1;
> will it work on 9.0
Might, but my general recommendation is don't install
rpms from one distro in another. Reason: changes in libraries,
files systems, etc. If you really want it, rebuild it from
the source code.
> or is there a later version available?
With regard to a later version, in my limited experiencce,
I have noticed that SuSE has "cranked down" the open ports,
shut down unnecessary services, etc.
and in general done the things that "harden suse" did.
As a result they are no longer maintainig it.
Further, In my humble opinion, security includes having
a security policy and a good fire wall, preferably on a
box that is "separate" from the rest of your system.
If you want to "harden" your system, you can go into
YaST Control Center --> Security & Users -->
Security Settings --> and do either custom settings
Hope this helps,
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