Hardening Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 OS

Stefan Schmidt zaphodb at zaphods.net
Wed Aug 11 00:32:36 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 08:20:41PM -0400, Joe McDonagh wrote:
> > Please refer me to a document or wiki to Harden Ubuntu Hardy Heron OS 8.04
> > 
> AFAIK there isn't one specifically for Ubuntu; it's just kind of 'apply
> best practices' type thing i.e:
> * lock down logins (ssh, interactive, password policy)
> * audit passwd files through scripts
> * don't run non-essential services
> * remove unnecessary packages like samba
> * so on and so forth ad infinitum

There is the 'harden' metapackage to help you with these tasks, plus
a few extra which it suggests.

Also harden refers to this debian documentation on the topic:


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