Server Security at minimum Setup?

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Server Security at minimum Setup?

Post by crushdev » 2011/09/27 22:43:55

I have a base install with a LAMP stack installed onto it. No other services running like FTP or email. I have the firewall setup, update it frequently and only one person has access through SSH. How secure is that server really? What things should I so in addition to those to keep a web server secure?

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Re: Server Security at minimum Setup?

Post by AlanBartlett » 2011/09/28 02:51:37

Have you looked at the [i]CentOS[/i] wiki's [url=http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos#head-ed8017672e89d33d57ffd0ed8148abd139e88421]Security[/url] section? In particular, the [url=http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/OS_Protection]OS Protection[/url] article?

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Re: Server Security at minimum Setup?

Post by crushdev » 2011/10/02 11:06:00

Yes, and thank you for your reply!

Can I generalize that, with proper implementation of the "how to" security setup on a CentOS 6 LAMP server, I should be left with a very secure OS/server that can be deployed in a production enviornment?

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Re: Server Security at minimum Setup?

Post by AlanBartlett » 2011/10/02 15:24:05

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Can I generalize that, with proper implementation of the "how to" security setup on a CentOS 6 LAMP server, I should be left with a very secure OS/server that can be deployed in a production enviornment?
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Yes, that is the aim of the guide. ;-)

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Server Security at minimum Setup?

Post by pschaff » 2011/10/02 18:01:16

See also the upstream [url=http://docs.redhat.com/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Security_Guide/index.html]Security Guide[/url].

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