We are implemented a structure of security in a company, based
on Linux. The resources with those that we count are 4 servers HP
tc2110, each one of which will have SuSE Linux completing diverse
functions (firewall, proxy, web server, database server, etc). My idea
is the following one: I want to compile the kernel "to measure" (I
already made it several times for other things) according to the
functions characteristic of each server, for that which I have several
1) can I take out of the kernel such services as ftp, telnet, etc.,
without it affects me the functionality characteristic of the server?
For example: I want to compile the kernel with the basic thing that
specifies the transparent proxy.
2) like I can know you to work and do minimum services specify the
server that will have the firewall?
3) to compile, is it necessary to answer the questions one for one? I am
not able to -for example -, to modify a supposition file that contains
the questions, and then that the utility characteristic of the compiler
receives it as entrance parameter?
I wait to have been clear and concise. Excuse my English.