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    most secure distro?


    other than openbsd, which distro is aimed to be most secure by default install?

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    if you want hardcore security, then it doesnt matter which distro you choose, you will spend time securing it after install

    OpenBSD is considered by people to be "secure" for 2 reasons:
    a) They have heard other people say it
    b) By default, not many TCP/UDP ports are open

    At the end of the day, if you are worried enough about security then you should be prepared to spend time to lock down what ever distro you install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonlambert
    if you want hardcore security, then it doesnt matter which distro you choose, you will spend time securing it after install

    OpenBSD is considered by people to be "secure" for 2 reasons:
    a) They have heard other people say it
    b) By default, not many TCP/UDP ports are open

    At the end of the day, if you are worried enough about security then you should be prepared to spend time to lock down what ever distro you install.

    Jason
    Yes.

    And check out any kernel with the NSA's SELinux kernel...I haven't played with it, but plan on it. It looks like a nice extra security measure to implement.
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    yes, but with alittle bit of finger work you can make a Slackware box, twice as secure as the NSA's Linux.

    -m-

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElectronicTempest
    yes, but with alittle bit of finger work you can make a Slackware box, twice as secure as the NSA's Linux.

    -m-
    The NSA SELinux is a kernel mod, not a distro. You can implement it on any Linux system.
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    My Mistake!

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