Hosting Red hat 5 enterprise inhouse newbie..

Looking to setup RH Enterprise 5, as in-house www & mail server.

We have a WatchGuard firewall in-place (Security).

What I am looking to do is host a website (purely) for learning purposes, along with hosting DNS etc..

Are there any specific ways to lockdown/secure RH Enterprise so no one attacks us? If so please provide some steps if you would..

Thanks!
nrizk07Asked:
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thursdasyCommented:
You should look into mod_security by http://modsecurity.org

Also if you are just running PHP keep in mind PHP can be a big security risk if it isn't properly secured. You can review this guide to get some insight on what you can do to secure PHP: http://www.alberton.info/secure_php_installation.html

Security focus also has a great step by step guide on securing apache:

http://www.securityfocus.com/infocus/1786
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jpquonceCommented:
If it is an inhouse server for learning you shouldn't have any issues since you have a firewall in place and won't need outside access.

Also you may want to look into Cent OS. Pretty much the Same as RedHat and is free:

http://www.centos.org/
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nrizk07Author Commented:
Sorry, I forgot to mention.

It will have outside access etc...
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jpquonceCommented:
also only allow ports 80 and 443 if you are doing secure website to be allowed through the firewall to you webserver.
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nrizk07Author Commented:
So if I only have port 80 open. What are the chances of an attack?
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jpquonceCommented:
Well at that point you are relying on the web software you are using. Just make sure Apache is always up to date.
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thursdasyCommented:
Very likely HTTP(S) is a very large attack vector. There are many attacks that can be used on the server with HTTP. You need to secure  the web server you are running (link provided above). Which web server are you going to use? Apache, lighthttpd?
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nrizk07Author Commented:
Apache
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nrizk07Author Commented:
Thank you so much for the info and help :) really really appreciate it :)
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