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    Post To enable default security system?

    Hi all,

    I am having Ubuntu hardy heron in my box which i recently installed. i read some postings in this forum regarding security in linux (am member of this forum right from day one). i came across the point that by default Ubuntu security system is not engaged or enabled. As a newbie i would like to ask u a query that Do i have to enable or to do something like that to activate my security system in Ubuntu. Please advise me regarding.

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    Re: To enable default security system?

    what do you mean by default security system?

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    Re: To enable default security system?

    Quote Originally Posted by mailtwogopal View Post
    Hi all,

    I am having Ubuntu hardy heron in my box which i recently installed. i read some postings in this forum regarding security in linux (am member of this forum right from day one). i came across the point that by default Ubuntu security system is not engaged or enabled.
    That view is not correct. Did you not also read posts countering such misinformation?


    As a newbie i would like to ask u a query that Do i have to enable or to do something like that to activate my security system in Ubuntu. Please advise me regarding.
    You have to activate nothing. You have to do nothing. Just get on with enjoying using Ubuntu.
    Brian.

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    Re: To enable default security system?

    The firewall doesn't block anything by default because also by default there are no listening services running.

    So you're fine unless you install some kind of server software (OpenSSH Server, Apache, etc.).

    Read more here:
    http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/security

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