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Re: Hacking Linux



The simplist thing is not having any unnecessary daemons running.  Closing
off everything but the most needed daemons will grately improve the
security of the linux box.  Usually what I do is close off everything in
/etc/inetd.conf and only open what I need.  Also, I do netstat -a |grep
LISTEN to see what all ports ar listening and close off any services that
I don't want.  In addition running a firewall such as ipchain or iptalbe
script can help a lot.  With all these things done you should have a hack
free linux box.

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On Wed, 26 Sep 2001, John J. Boyer wrote:

> Hello,
> This is sort of a follow-up to my inquiry about the susceptibility of Linux
> to viruses. I've been told that it is easy to hack Linux and take control of
> a machine. A friend tells me that they have a Linux server in their lab and
> that it used to get hacked often. If this is the case, what can be done
> about it.
> John
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