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    hello friends,

    I need super secure OS for my server - When I open my IP in browser My server has to send me words "hello world" only. I don't need any additional services and open ports. It should be the most secure and bullet-proof.

    Which linux distro is for this purpose the best? thanks

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    Any number of distros could provide what you're looking for. I think if you did a basic install of Debian without any desktop, then installed apache you would pretty much have what you're looking for. Have a look at the Debian netinstall. You'll need a working internet connection but you only download what you need.

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    You could use something like CentOS and then enable SELinux on it. Of course, first you should do the standard hardening by turning off all unneeded services, use a firewall, don't allow remote root logins, disable ssh, get rid of SUID bits, etc.

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    The most secure OS in the world is OpenBSD but if you want linux, both of the above systems are good.
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    Im using CentOS for servers, and just setup default Policy DROP in iptables, for more secure, tunning systcl.conf and ssh confing.

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