I prefer to harden the kernel in some way. In the past following these instructions was an easy and effective approach: 1. Type: wget ftp://rpmfind.net/linux/PLD/current/dists/ra/PLD/i686/PLD/RPMS/lcap-0.0.6-3.i686.rpm 2. Type: rpm -Uvh lcap-0.0.6-3.i686.rpm 3. Type: lcap CAP_SYS_PTRACE However, lcap-0.0.6-3.i686.rpm is no where to be found. What I have found is the apparently newer RPMs listed here: http://www.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=lcap&submit=Search+... .. but I have no idea which one will work for our server. Here's our server specifics: REDHAT Enterprise 5.7 i686 2.6.18-274.el5PAE #1 SMP Fri Jul 8 17:59:09 EDT 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux I do have the old lcap-0.0.6-3.i686.rpm stowed away on another server, but I'm really not sure which approach to take in this case. Anyone? Great thanks.