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Slackware hasn’t been in the spotlight for ages, but before I go into a long rant about how the only Linux I would dare use is Slackware, lets get to the point.
Slackware is known for its security, but as we all know; systems are only as secure as their administrators are paranoid, however, it helps to have good (great) foundation.
Jeffrey Denton (dentonj) has compiled an elaborate tutorial on improving the overall security of Slackware Linux. I’ve known dentonj from IRC for a good bit of time, and though he has kicked me for being a dink a few times, he has my respect. I’ve read through this tutorial and found it up to par for even the most paranoid. Surprisingly enough, most of it I have already done. Other parts I found so ingenious, I had to implement them.
Please take note that dentonj is doing some contract work in Iraq at the moment… or “war driving in the states got boring,” as he put it… so the document is still a work-in-progress.