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Hardening cpanel servers by purging unnecessary users and software

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by r2d3, May 7, 2004.

  1. r2d3

    r2d3 Member

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    I hope no-one objects to me starting another thread on hardening cpanel servers. I am specifically interested in what can be purged/removed from a new standard RHE3 / Cpanel/ WHM build and have been doing some research on what i can safely strip out in terms if kernel abilities, software, users/groups.

    If anyone has any thoughts on this please don't be shy ;)

    I have looked at several useful threads so far:

    http://forum.ev1servers.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=37137 - Ryan/rxfn suggests removing the following users and groups:

    There is also a good thread on removing unnecessary RPMs: http://forum.rackshack.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=14359

    and to limit the kernel capabilities (http://forums.servermatrix.com/viewtopic.html?t=2198):

    What do people recommend?

    Also, on a slightly different note - does anyone know a good script/app for correlating logs and looking for anomalies? logwatch is all well and good but is far too limited. I was thinking of writing something that will take all the relevant logs from a cpanel build RHE server and give many ways of analysing them. Currently i have to grep -air half the time and it takes too long...
     
  2. blairp36

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    On a slightly different note

    >> Also, on a slightly different note - does anyone know a good
    script/app for correlating logs and looking for anomalies?

    I just installed FaF (File Anomaly Finder) today. Seems to work OK.

    You can find it here:

    http://www.rfxnetworks.com/faf.php

    On a slightly different note... Another script from here I installed at the same time worked wonders for my server loads.

    http://www.rfxnetworks.com/spri.php
     
  3. aryan

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    Help...

    Sir,

    Please tell me what enteries are required in these files (HTTPD.CONF,HOST.CONF,FTP)
    for hardening .

    Please help its urgent.

    Thanks. :confused:
     
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