Linked by Andy Richter on Thu 11th Dec 2003 10:46 UTC
Red Hat When I volunteered to do this review I quickly realized that I was asked to review 'Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server' and not just 'Red Hat Linux'. Then panic set in. How different was this going to be from regular old Red Hat that I've used and relied on for years? Is this going to be a whole new Red Hat with a whole bunch of advanced features that I wouldn't be able to talk about either because I missed them or because I'm not qualified?
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okay guys
by Bitterman on Thu 11th Dec 2003 06:35 UTC

X listens on port 6000 only and is not by default accepting any connections other then localhost

If you think running apache, X or whatever by default makes you vulnerable take a look at the default firewall that blocks those connections. the exec-shield that helps prevent stack/buffer/heap/lib overflows or the fact half of these daemons do not even accept connections execept localhost.

there is always that little red globe in the corner telling you to update. There are plenty of things inplace for default security.