Security Step by Step- Keeping your server safe!

Discussion in 'Suggest HOWTO' started by happz, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. happz

    happz Member

    After looking at my logs (centos) .../var/logs/mail.log and all the other attempts to break in or use my server for bad, I think it imperative that server owners that are new to webservers (like me) get a step by step on securing their servers. By the way..what is the file dead.letter? found in at /root/dead.letter?

    So, would it be possible to compile this howto? Like "the 5 things you must do before going live/production" :

    1. Turn on your firewall (don't know if this is needed but just an example)
    2. Configure host.deny (I've seen something like this but nothing says that you must)

    I would like to know what is a must in order to sleep well at night... knowing that my server is not being hacked.

    Last edited: Mar 10, 2010

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