Minimal install option (was Re: Services that can start by default policy feedback)
vaden at texoma.net
Mon Feb 28 04:57:39 UTC 2011
On Sun, Feb 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> If it includes sendmail its not minimal enough ;-)
>From a recent default install of F14:
ps auxw | wc -l
Several of the BSDish distros achieve 30-50 as a minimal install.
e.g., on RHEL.
IMHO some thought should be given to the security of a new user who
may not be aware that it is best to harden a box behind a firewall
before presenting it to the Internet.
On some other packages, enough may be known by the install process to
know that they are not applicable.
regards/vaden at texoma.net
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