CentOS Wiki - Hardening CentOS Guide

Date July 20, 2009

If you use CentOS like I do (which usually just means you're too cheap to use RHEL, like I am), then this may be of interest to you.

Jim Perrin, of BOFH Hunter recently created a new page under the CentOS wiki HOWTO section called OS Protection. It serves as a guide to hardening CentOS and has several best practices that a lot of people (myself included) could benefit from.

3 Responses to “CentOS Wiki - Hardening CentOS Guide”

  1. Ahmed El Gamil said:

    Thanks matt, a nice check list ..

  2. augmentedfourth said:

    Also, don't forget the detailed SSH hardening guide that's also on the CentOS wiki:

    http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Network/SecuringSSH

    Most of those are no-brainers, but it's nice to have them all collected in one place.

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