Am I Doing This Right?

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ThatWindowsGuy
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Am I Doing This Right?

Post by ThatWindowsGuy » 2015/01/04 01:19:01

Hi, I'm very new to CentOS and I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm trying to install **, but I don't have one what I'm doing.

I'm wondering do I just install CentOS, then follow the given steps? I'm aware I need an VPS (I do have one).

Sorry if I posted this in the wrong place, I'm new to the forums. Thanks.

** - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1TW5 ... edit?pli=1

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Re: Am I Doing This Right?

Post by TrevorH » 2015/01/04 02:59:13

Any guide that contains the instructions to disable selinux is not one you want to follow. It's a bit like a Windows admin recommending that you disable UAC and the windows firewall and run without AV protection...
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Re: Am I Doing This Right?

Post by owl102 » 2015/01/04 12:18:29

@ThatWindowsGuy: Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtclmj3H7ZU
TrevorH wrote:Any guide that contains the instructions to disable selinux is not one you want to follow. It's a bit like a Windows admin recommending that you disable UAC and the windows firewall and run without AV protection...
Did you realize that the setup instructions tell you to turn off the firewall completely, too? :shock: It's really unbelievable... Personally I would refuse to install that stuff and strongly recommend not following that installation setup.
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Re: Am I Doing This Right?

Post by ThatWindowsGuy » 2015/01/04 17:11:32

I'm glad I didn't use it. That's crazy. Thank you.

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Re: Am I Doing This Right?

Post by matthew.sawyer » 2015/01/04 19:05:41

owl102 wrote:@ThatWindowsGuy: Please watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtclmj3H7ZU
TrevorH wrote:Any guide that contains the instructions to disable selinux is not one you want to follow. It's a bit like a Windows admin recommending that you disable UAC and the windows firewall and run without AV protection...
Did you realize that the setup instructions tell you to turn off the firewall completely, too? :shock: It's really unbelievable... Personally I would refuse to install that stuff and strongly recommend not following that installation setup.
Just an FYI - I have seen quite a few applications that require you to put SElinux into permissive mode (vastly different from disabling it), and then putting it back into enforced mode after. But even those instance are few and far between, and tend to be special purpose applications that few people will come across.

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Re: Am I Doing This Right?

Post by owl102 » 2015/01/04 20:38:56

matthew.sawyer wrote:Just an FYI - I have seen quite a few applications that require you to put SElinux into permissive mode (vastly different from disabling it), and then putting it back into enforced mode after.
Yes, for example in the past it was necessary to put SELinux into permissive mode temporarily for the time during oVirt installation. But this is totally different to what the Puffer Panel install instructions do, they turn SELinux to permissive mode permanently.
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Re: Am I Doing This Right?

Post by Cookacoo » 2015/01/05 02:40:37

When you get a VPS, they should have some way for you to select OS, and it will install the OS for you.

After that is done.
I suggest, Disabling root login, increasing the SSH key size, Create Admin user and login, Give them sudo permissions, test root permissions on the new user, verifing you are able to login with the new user, and make sure you can sudo su, then loggin out as root, edit the login/motd banner, Creating Groups, Creating Users, configure firewall rules, BACKUP, restart the firewall, verify everything is operating properly. Then there is some more but I can't remember it at the moment.

Hope this helps.

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