This article is the first part of a two-part series that provides recommendations for securing the Sun Linux 5.0 operating system. This part provides recommendations for securing local access and file systems. The information in this article applies only to the Sun Linux 5.0 distribution, although some of the techniques or recommendations might apply to other Linux distributions. This article is ideal for a reader with a beginner to Intermediate level of expertise.
Securing Sun Linux Systems: Part I, Local Access and File Systems
2003-09-22 Linux 12 Comments
A brief google search and skimming Sun’s website leads to no download links or specific mentions of “Sun Linux 5.0.” where can one get this distribution? Is it only shipped with certain sun hardware? If this is not readily available/supported, what is the relevance?
Hmm, and on second reading, I wish I hadn’t psoted that. Sorry.
Seems like in Sun land they start counting from 5, instead of 0, like all other geeks.
Maybe that’s why they’re not attracting the geek masses.
Seems to me that that link links to nowhere….specific…
PAGE NOT FOUND…
Eugenia, how could you post this?
I’m sure its a mistake, but at your level of OS knowledge, this is to big…
Seems like it works for everyone else, perhaps the site was down when you tried? It is quite slow at the moment.
All other geeks? Are you sure about that?
I taught it was a mistake, but now the link works. Please mode my previous comment down:)
I thought Sun ended up discontinuing their home-rolled distribution in favor of reselling Red Hat, SuSE, etc. For example, the Java Desktop is Sun’s software packaged onto a SuSE distribution, right?
I don’t get it to. They have the resources to cook their own distro, and they have the resources to support it, heck, everyone who has enough GNU/Linux knowledge and with LFS added to that anyone could cook a distro, why does SUN need SuSE?
I am a former Cobalt Networks/Sun employee… Sun Linux 5.0 was the short-lived (~1 year) distro Sun created and shipped on the LX50. Customer confusion led to the dropping of a separate distro; now Sun resells Red Hat and SuSE.
Sun Linux started with a 5.0 version number because the first four iterations of Linux used on the Cobalt appliances were counted as 1.0 through 4.0… and yes, the numbering scheme was a huge source of confusion with customers, but in a Marketing Logic way, made sense…
Yes, “Shinkansen” something kernel, right?
I used to played around with a Cobalt Cube and a Cobalt RaQ.
They’re very pretty stuffs, easy to use, and powerful enough for their jobs.
You can’t bookmark it and don’t try to open it in an other window because that wont work either