permissions on esxi 4.1

i need to check and configure if...

/var/log:

Settings for other on this directory must be r-x or more restrictive.

Note: subdirectories of /var may be world writable if and only if the permissions are 1777.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
also to configure ..

root/.rhosts

If the file exists: Read & Write access must be permitted only by root.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
ESXi is not Linux, it's not required. This is only applicable to Linux.

Have you checked the Security Hardening Guide, and Security Compliance Documents for ESXi 4.1 if you are trying to secure ESXi.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
no am not aware about, Pls can you share that hardning guide or any url for that

and is it also not applicable for esx as well?

if this is the case have to check how it sec provided this report for  vmware infra
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
I believe the information you haver received is for Linux (ESX), not applicable to ESXi.

Which documents are you referring to, please post relevant links.

I would recommend, that if you are interested in VMware vSphere™ 4.1 Security Hardening, that you follow the current guidelines in this document

VMware vSphere™ 4.1 Security Hardening

This can also be checked using the VMware vSphere Compliance Checker which is a free download.

When VMware removed the Service Console (Linux) element from vSphere VMware ESX, which is now ESXi, we no longer have Linux security issues.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
ok , so no need to check these on my esxi 4.1/not applicable  ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That is correct.

If you want to improve security check the VMware vSphere™ 4.1 Security Hardening Guide.
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patronTechnical consultant Author Commented:
ok Thanks
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Thanks
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