AW: [Snort-users] Workstation or Server in RH 7.2?

Demetri Mouratis dmourati at ...3877...
Wed Feb 27 09:09:06 EST 2002


Having a linux box without gcc is like having a car without an engine.
On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, John Kiehnle wrote:

> I routinely would not. C/C++ compilers for example. Dont want to leave
> extra tools laying around anywhere if the box is exposed. Just a thought.
>
> John
>
>
> Demetri Mouratis wrote:
>
> >Ok, granted.  But installing all the services is different than saying
> >enable all the services.  I routinely install everything then turn it off.
> >I guess I wasn't clear about this but it is the snort list after all!
> >
> >
> >On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Poppi, Sandro wrote:
> >
> >>Choosing the custom option is ok but DON'T install all packages! As a snort
> >>box is a "security device" you should only install the minimal things needed
> >>to run and administer snort, e.g. why should I install X, KDE, Gnome? Don't
> >>need it. Why installing telnet, r services or nfs, apache, ...? Don't need
> >>it. Install openssh instead of telnet.
> >>
> >>And always watch for security updates!
> >>
> >>Any package installed could open your box for well-known vulnerabilities.
> >>Also streamlining the kernel for performance issues is a good thing (don't
> >>forget to remove gcc afterwards, you don't need it anymore).
> >>
> >>Sandro
> >>
> >>>
> >>>I would recommend doing a custom install and chosing to install all
> >>>packages.  Stay away from the prebuilt options RedHat offers
> >>>you unless
> >>>you don't plan to use the machine much.
> >>>
> >>> On Tue, 26 Feb 2002, CGI wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>What installation you are using for Snort in Red Hat,
> >>>>Workstation or Server and why?
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>Thanks
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