[nv-l] NetView on a "Hardened" AIX Server

2002-08-23 14:13:17
Subject: [nv-l] NetView on a "Hardened" AIX Server
From: "Davis, Donald" <donald.davis AT firstcitizens DOT com>
To: "'nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com'" <nv-l AT lists.tivoli DOT com>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 14:13:17 -0400

Does anyone have any experience running NetView on a "Hardened" AIX (4.3) server. My Risk Management department wants to implement the guidelines doccumented by the University of Waterloo (Canada).


The recommendations are simple; "If you don't need it, dont' run it."
However, there is a long list of services that they recommend not starting. Some give me great concerns with NetView. For example, they recommend stopping SNMP, ftp, inetd, named, portmap, nfsd, biod, exec, and telnet.

Changing the default shell to /bin/false for daemon, bin, sys, adm and nobody. Remove compilers and interpreters.

I am afraid I am going to turn my NetView server into a very expensive heater!

Don Davis

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