Much of the content of the Security handbook has not been modified since 2010 and may be a bit behind the times. Until further notice treat the content with caution.
The Security handbook is a step-by-step hardening guide for Gentoo Linux.
Find the individual parts below or view the all-in-one-page Security handbook.
- Pre-installation concerns
- Why is security an important part for every server admin?
- Bootloader security
- Tightening security of the bootloader.
- Choose between (at least) three different system loggers.
- Mounting partitions
- /etc/fstab provides many security options.
- User and group limitations
- provides detail on controlling the system's resource usage of users via limits and quotas.
- File permissions
- Securing local files.
- Pluggable Authentication Modules.
- TCP wrappers
- Control access to services.
- Kernel security
- Instructions for securing the kernel.
- Network security
- Instructions for configuring network security options in the kernel.
- Securing services
- Help on ensuring system daemons are secure.
- Chrooting and virtual servers
- Isolating servers.
- A guide on packet filtering.
- Intrusion detection
- How to discover if intruders have entered a system.
- Staying up-to-date
- Ensuring the latest security updates.
This page is based on a document formerly found on our main website gentoo.org.
The following people contributed to the original document: Kim Nielsen (author), John P. Davis (editor), Eric R. Stockbridge (editor), Carl Anderson (editor), Jorge Paulo (editor), Benny Chuang (editor), Sune Jeppesen (editor), Tiemo Kieft (editor), Zack Gilburd (editor), Dan Margolis (editor), and ) on April 2, 2010.
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