[CentOS] securing centos 5.2 for public usage

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Sat Sep 18 07:53:35 EDT 2010


  On 09/18/10 12:08, Roland RoLaNd wrote:
> 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..
>
> thanks,
>
> --Roland

Start by upgrading to the latest release...




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