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Re: [suse-security] partitions & mail system
  • From: Fred Mobach <fred@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2000 16:11:16 +0200
  • Message-id: <39649383.284AD186@xxxxxxxxx>
John Ritchie wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, Nikolai Dahlem wrote:
>
> > At 13:57 06.07.00 +0200, you wrote:
> >
> > >Partitioning is either a question for a beginner mailing list
> > >- or-
> > >if it IS a security related question, the information given in the mail is
> > >everything else but enough to answer.
>
> <<snip>>
>
> > Nikolai
>
> There _are_ security-related issues regarding disk partitioning, so you're
> not off base to ask the question to this list, IMO.
> <<snip>>
> My basic partition scheme is generally a variation of this:
>
> /
> /var
> /tmp
> /home
>
> plus usually a /usr partition since that's where most of the software
> lives (so I usually end up adding disks to this partition),
> plus partitions for special software, such as Oracle or Usenet news,
> plus sometimes /usr/local if I have a lot of local stuff such as a big
> httpd root.

Additionally you can use separate partitions for :
/boot
/opt
/var/log/mail
/var/log/spool

Since SuSE 6.4 I use ReiserFS for all partitions but /boot. Until now it works
great, the time for recovery is just some seconds, even on multi-giga partitions
:-).

Regards,

Fred Mobach


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