An Introduction to Securing Linux with Apache, ProFTPd and Samba
by Zach Riggle - Originally published in issue 1 of (IN)SECURE Magazine - Wednesday, 1 June 2005.
While the vast majority of Linux users are hard-core techies, some may be using Linux because they want to try something new, are interested in the technology, or simply cannot afford or do not want to use Microsoft Windows. After becoming acquainted with the new interface of Linux, whether KDE, Gnome, or another window manager, users may begin to explore their system. Many machines come with default installations of Apache and Samba, and a few others even include a FTP daemon.

While these services may be disabled by default, some users may be inclined to use these programs. This article is a brief, but in-depth tutorial on how to keep these applications up-to-date and secure.

Download the article in PDF format here.

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