Re: Linux security issues?

Mike Frisch (
Mon, 27 Jan 1997 18:55:19 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 26 Jan 1997, Alan Cox wrote:

> Firstly apply all the Red Hat upgrades like libc. Several of these fix holes
> some fix holes nobody has figured how to exploit (or noticed 8)).


> Secondly work out who and what services need access to the machine. Set up
> firewalling and start from a policy of deny. I suspect you may incoming
> connections to the web port and ftp ports only.

I have started thinking about this and basically need smtp, nntp, www,
ftp, and ssh. I'm just afraid that I will block out things that other
apps use and I don't realize it (ie. some udp ports under 1024)

> Thirdly make sure your router to the net drops any packets that come in
> from your provider with a source address that is on your local network.

I believe I have this under control.

Thanks for the info!


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