[SATLUG] LAMP Server Question #3

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Wed Oct 8 23:21:59 CDT 2014


That's exactly the kind of info I was hoping to get.  It's something I 
never would have even known to look for.  In fact, I have a book on 
Apache and it has a section on how to secure it, but they don't even 
mention this.  Thanks.

Al Lesmerises


On 10/8/2014 10:14 AM, Stewart Smith wrote:
> 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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