Newsforge Reviews EnGarde Secure Linux
Source: Newsforge - Posted by Nick DeClario   
Security Projects Writes Jeff Field, "With minimal system access allowed and every precaution taken, Engarde Secure Linux just might be the best distribution for Web/mail servers yet." Security is a big issue in Linux. It's always in the forefront, whether users are talking about the latest security updates for the various distributions, or about which OS is more secure.. . . Writes Jeff Field, "With minimal system access allowed and every precaution taken, Engarde Secure Linux just might be the best distribution for Web/mail servers yet." Security is a big issue in Linux. It's always in the forefront, whether users are talking about the latest security updates for the various distributions, or about which OS is more secure. What follows is a review Engarde Secure Linux, a distribution from Guardian Digital that was created with security in mind.

Installation is simple. You pop in the bootable Engarde Linux CD, and it boots from that. It asks you what type of server -- mail server or web server -- you intend the machine to be. Later, you can have it do both, when you select which services to run. I suspect this selection merely affects the way disks are partitioned. Setup attempts to detect your network card, and did so perfectly with my RTL8139-based card.

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