[CentOS] securing centos 5.2 for public usage
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Sat Sep 18 07:36:44 EDT 2010
Am 18.09.2010 12:08, schrieb Roland RoLaNd:
> Dear all,
> i Just finished setting up an apache service on a centos 5.2 VM machine.
> i need to secure this machine as i'm soon to be setting a public IP over it where i'd be opening up the following services:
> 1. http
> 2. https
> 3. ssh
> Things i've done so far:
> 1. stopped root ssh access in sshd.conf
> 2. tried configuring PAM so i get a more secure ssh passwords (dictionary wise) as well as tried setting up a 2 times authentication failure for the account to be disabled for 12 hours (i couldnl't succeed in setting this up)
> 3. disabled port forwarding (to deny outsiders to tunnel through the server inside my network) couldn't succeed with this either.
> Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated..
First of all, you should really update to CentOS 5.5 plus all the
additional package updates.
And then, there is a nice wiki page
with lots of helpful information about your topic. Read it carefully,
and you will find a link to
with further tips to secure your system.
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