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I am securing my server and want to harden Host.conf & sysctl, how can I do this?

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I am securing my server and want to harden Host.conf & sysctl, how can I do this?
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Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Judging from the fact that you're worried about sysctl, I assume you're a right-minded anal-about-security administrator.  That's awesome.  I *highly* suggest LIDS, the Linux Intrusion Detection System.  It's pretty hardcore.  Play around with it on an experimental machine, because it's tought to configure and it becomes really easy to remove all privileges from root.  It removes a lot of the 'normal' methods of securing from consideration because it works at a lower level.  Excellent project.

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