Linux Administration/Security/Configuration

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This lesson covers security configuration.

Objectives and Skills[edit | edit source]

Objectives and skills for the security configuration portion of Linux+ certification include:[1]

  • Set up host security
    • Awareness of shadow passwords and how they work
    • Turn off network services not in use
    • Understand the role of TCP wrappers
    • The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:
      • /etc/nologin
      • /etc/passwd
      • /etc/shadow
      • /etc/xinetd.d/*
      • /etc/xinetd.conf
      • /etc/inetd.d/*
      • /etc/inetd.conf
      • /etc/inittab
      • /etc/init.d/*
      • /etc/hosts.allow
      • /etc/hosts.deny

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