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Re: which distribution to choose
From: Gregory D. Rosenberg (greggricis.com)
Date: Fri Dec 03 2004 - 10:00:32 CST
I personally would recommend either SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server (SLES) 8,
which offers both Common Criteria ELA3+ security certification, as well as
many useful Carier Grade Linux 1.2 reliability and availability features.
Amongst the CGL features that I find most valuable are the collection of
SLES9 is soon to be CC EAL 4+ certified and has achieved CC ELA 5
certification on IBM Z series mainframes.
Although the certifications are hardware specific you can achieve
effectively the same level of security on comprable hardware platforms.
At 12/3/2004 03:02 AM, Jochen Witte wrote:
>I would like to set up a firewall to protect a small company network. What
>I would like to have is some kind of VPN solution (OpenVPN and ipsec),
>iptables firewalling and a secure distribution with some additional
>sec-related sofware (tripwire etc.). Also I need to run an Apache for
>My question is, which distribution to choose for such a
>setup. I would prefer a standard distribution for easy updates and
>community support. A specific "security-enhanced" distribution would do it
>also, if it is not too "pure" :)
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