August 27th, 2003, 01:36 AM
Fix for Red Hat overflow
I just got this in my mailbox. I'm no longer running Red Hat, but I thought that it might be of some interest to people here.
Pam_smb fix text
I didn't post the whole thing, as it's kind of long.
August 27th, 2003, 01:47 AM
This kind of brings me to ask this. In your opinion's, what is the most secure and stable version of Linux by default? I mean we can all fine tune them but which one do yuo think COMES secure? Obviously I will take SuSE's side, and also they got a cert for security with IBM, but I am curiouse as to what you all think about this.
August 27th, 2003, 01:56 AM
Now I know this isn't a *nix operating software, but I think BSD is one of the most secure as far as open source software goes.
I haven't really used BSD but from what I've read about it on the internet and it magazines, it sounds like a secure OS.
August 27th, 2003, 01:58 AM
Open BSD is secure as hell. But Free BSD does have alot of holes yet. Still a good system though.
August 27th, 2003, 09:52 AM
The standard mantra - "patch everyday to keep the scripties away" applies to any OS.
Secure 'out of the box' depends on when you get the box. Obvoiusly newer versions should have secured more than older versions - GENTOO - Up to the minute OS
Although not my favourite OS (RH9 is)
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August 27th, 2003, 10:19 AM
I really liked Gentoo, too. I should try suse, but I just recently reinstalled Mandrake to help walk a friend through some stuff. I don't know if this is the place, but since you mentioned Gentoo, I have a link to a novice guide to locking down Gentoo somewhat. It's old, but worth mentioning.