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Thread: Secure /etc/fstab configuration
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Furthermore I pointed out that your system does not only consist of your /etc/fstab and that you rather need a solid security concept than a few guidelines and tools. I also didn't say that you haven't educated yourself. Maybe I should've written "Keep on educating yourself". I gave you some rules of thumb (see beginning of this posting and all my other postings within this thread), that's all I can do. No reliable security expert would give you advice further than this. The universal answer is "it depends". There is no one solution, there is no one "Securing your system in 21 days" or "The absolute guide to software security for Dummies". Security means hard work.
I'm not Mr. know-it-all, who just wants to annoy you with some useless maybes and it-depends. I just point out that nobody can answer your question seriously. You don't have to accept that but then please don't expect any expert to give you a universal answer.
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The kernel and filesystem order doesn't change when you have Ubuntu (desktop) or Debian (server). The security demands also don't change very much, in /usr you have your applications, in /var your logs, etc. You don't need every permission in the book for every partition. It's all the same with all types of roles. So that's why I didn't gave an entire scenario to clarify my goals
Thank you for your technical advice!
Just because the server edition of a distribution is almost the same as the desktop edition that doesn't mean that the security demands are the same. Of course also Ubuntu server Edition is still UNIX, Linux and Ubuntu. However, the security demands are completely different or let's say they differ in many aspects. On desktop systems you'd make sure nobody can access your system from outside. However, on servers you actually want people to access but of course you don't want that they can compromise it either.
in /usr you have your applications, in /var your logs, etc