[SATLUG] LAMP Server Question #3

Stewart Smith tuupes80 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 8 10:14:28 CDT 2014


Newer versions of Apache are more secure than the older ones.  There is a process called "STIGing" that is performed to make military owned Unix Systems baseline secure.  Google it and set that as a baseline.

> Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2014 22:45:38 -0500
> From: alesmerises at satx.rr.com
> To: satlug at satlug.org
> Subject: [SATLUG] LAMP Server Question #3
> 
> I am working on a project that involves setting up a server for a 
> customer where they will need to access a database on an on-going basis 
> for various kinds of record-keeping, etc.  I have come to the conclusion 
> that a LAMP server will be the best solution for them (I won't bore you 
> with all the reasons why, but let's assume that is the way I will go).
> 
> This will be the first time I will undertake a project quite like this, 
> so I have a few specific questions where I would like some opinions, 
> especially the professionals out there who may have done jobs similar to 
> this for paying customers.
> 
> Since the questions deal with different topics, I will send them out 
> separately so as not to muddy the waters by mixing things together.
> 
> -->  QUESTION #3:
> 
> This server will be for the use of one particular organization and needs 
> to be secured against outside parties from 'snooping' or worse.  What 
> resources (web sites, etc.) would you recommend for setting-up and 
> securing an Apache server in this situation?  Also, with all the 
> different packages or "projects" sponsored by Apache, which ones should 
> I make sure are included (and any configuration advice) when I install 
> Apache?
> 
> TIA
> 
> Al Lesmerises
> 
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