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Linux Hardening/Securing

Prashant Karmankar

Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 24
I am using RHEL5 on production environment with jboss/tomcat as application server.
i have done some hardening of Linux i.e disable unwanted service, ping disable . Can anyone please guide me Linux Hardening/Securing method in detail.

Thanks And Regards

Prashant K
Joe Ess

Joined: Oct 29, 2001
Posts: 8996

Have you taken a look at the RHEL 5 Documentation (there's a security link on that page)?
You exact configuration will depend on your requirements (you can't block port 80 on a web server, but you could on a FTP server)

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Prashant Karmankar

Joined: Jul 10, 2008
Posts: 24
Thank You for reply Joe.

Prashant K
I agree. Here's the link:
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