[lug] Weird permission changing
fschmid at archenergy.com
Fri Jan 25 08:17:42 MST 2002
Richard Fifarek wrote:
> RedHat does, at least in the current version. There is a default
> firewall set that you have the option of installing that is incredibly
> restrictive. Secondly, if you take the time to do a custom install (which
> very few folks do), then you can make RedHat as secure as anything. For
> even more hardening, go to http://www.bastille-linux.org.
I am aware of bastille-linux for hardening and am glad to hear that RH now
offers a firewall install.
> A lot of people point the blame at the distro. I'm far more
> inclined to point the blame at the admin. RedHat was a victim of their
> popularity and relative ease of install in terms of their reputation for
There are few sysadmins who have unlimited time for creating their installs.
Being able to start with a basic set of features rather than having to go
through a huge laundry list of apps that need to be de-selected seems really
valuable to me. This is even more important since RH didn't used to offer you a
<<save this install>> option so you could go through the process once and then
save your custom selections to floppy disk.
As far as ease of install goes I agree with Network Computing magazine's test -
SuSE's administration tools seem more stable than RedHat's.
I run RH (KRUD) systems along with other distros and love RPM. But I think RH
needs to hear (repeatedly) what people would like to see added to their distro.
Constructive criticism is valuable.
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