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Re: [SLE] Tightening default SUSE Linux security
  • From: Dave Cotton <dcotton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 20:38:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <1145903886.4140.37.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2006-04-24 at 14:50 -0200, Alexey Eremenko wrote:
> Hi all !
>
> I would like to discuss possibilities to improve default SUSE Linux security.
>
> What can be done to effectively improve it ?
>
> 1. For one thing - disable root access via SSH in default config.
>
> as described below, it protects from enemy guesswork:
> http://geekpit.blogspot.com/2006/04/five-minutes-to-more-secure-ssh.html
>

Mandrake/Mandriva went down this route, it caused a great deal of
problems.

It may seem a good idea at first, but when you're trying to update a lot
of machines it's a real PITA.

--
Dave Cotton <dcotton@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


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