Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Hi, I am thinking of moving to Linux and Red Hat seems to be the obvious choice however they seemed to have supporting it and I have a choice to ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Posts
    1

    Red Hat Queries


    Hi,

    I am thinking of moving to Linux and Red Hat seems to be the obvious choice however they seemed to have supporting it and I have a choice to pay for it (Is it Red Hat or has it become RedDows) or download Fedora. Now a few questions.

    1) If I install and run Red Hat 9, can I still get updates as easily?
    2) What are my choices as I am a Windows expert but a Linux noob as far as setting up a server? What should I consider? Is there a guide I can follow for word-for-word on setting up secure linux servers?
    3) Should I install KDE since I'm short of time as the company I work for wish to move ASAP? What are the risks?
    4) How can I harden the servers apart from using Bastille?

    I guess I could go on asking multitude questions but you get my drift. I'm a complete newbie to Linux and need as much help I can get on setting up secure web and mail servers?

  2. #2
    Linux Engineer
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Sweden
    Posts
    796
    On http://www.tldp.org you hva many useful howtos. But you can do a bunch of things to make mail and webservers more secure then win-server.

    1:Close a unessasary services
    2:Remove all unessasary packages
    3:Create chroot-environments for you webb-services
    4:Use iptables for filtering connections and ports.
    5:Use a security software to strengthen security like:Pax,Grsecurity or something.
    Regards

    Andutt

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •