Linked by Steve Husted on Mon 12th Apr 2004 09:30 UTC
Slackware, Slax This is an article about my experiences with Slackware 9.1, a distribution of Linux that I find enjoyable, along with programs that I find useful and enjoyable.
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RE: what
by root on Mon 12th Apr 2004 14:35 UTC

Um, are you sure you know what you are talking about? Chroot kits? Is this a real term? If so, please explain to me what it means. Do you mean rootkits? Do you know what chroot is? Chroot is a boon to security, not a vulnerability.

Errr...meant to say rootkits.


Slackware can be patched with selinux and grsecurity just as fine as Gentoo can. It just isn't done automatically and blindly. You can patch packages from source just fine with slackware.

Hahaha...you got to be kidding me! Yeah, sure I can. All, I need to do is just patch my system, right? I don't think you understand the gravity or the amount of work that goes into testing, debuging and patching packages to comply with SELinux and grsecurity, etc. It's so tedious, that Gentoo, Red Hat, SUSE, Debian devote an entire team of security experts/developers to maintain their hardened branch, and of course make the deployment of those patches sane for their users.

Tell me, how do I go about Securing my slackware box, with those patches? I mean, where do I start?