Basic Slackware security

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 12:21 PM EST

Slackware Linux began in April, 1993. For over ten years, Slackware Linux has always focused on "simplicity and stability." Everything just works in Slackware. Slackware is also considered one of the most secure GNU/Linux distributions. That being said, it does not mean that security can be ignored after a friendly Slackware installation.

This article is meant to be a crash course in Slackware security. It will detail some basic steps that should be taken before you consider Slackware to be fully installed. Again, these are basic steps - more services will require more configuration. And note that you'll have to be root to perform the configuration tasks in this article.

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