A FreeBSD Operating System Security Checklist

Thursday, 5 September 2002, 9:50 AM EST

This document is intended to be a working checklist of security settings implemented on FreeBSD servers.

There is no question that there are a number of well-written and often brilliant documents providing overviews, how-to's and faqs on FreeBSD security for the practical systems administrator, but there is no to-the-point, checklist that can be a tool for each time a server is built. While there are no elaborate explanations supplied here, you can check out the bibliography at the end of this document. Remember, nothing upsets your fellow sysadmins more than not RTFM.

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