"high reliability" profile for initial installations
I am trying to overhaul the predefined profiles in the boot disks.
One thing I would like to add is a group of packages for high
availability/high security computing. I have attached the list of
packages I propose. Would anyone like to propose changes?
I have questions about two packages:
mdutils supports RAID-0. One alternative I have considered is
raidtools, which supports RAID-4 and -5. However, it requires a more
recent kernel. Should I delete mdutils in favor of raidtools and
cracklib2 looks like another good candidate:
Description: A pro-active password checker library
Shared library for cracklib2 which contains a C function which may be
used in a passwd like program. The idea is simple: try to prevent
users from choosing passwords that could be guessed by crack by
filtering them out, at source. cracklib2 is NOT a replacement passwd
program. cracklib2 is a LIBRARY.
Currently no Debian binary packages use cracklib2. The Debian shadow
source package can easily be rebuilt with no source code changes
after cracklib2. The Debian pam source package also seems to have
some support for cracklib2 though I haven't tried rebuilding it yet.
Has something been packaged that uses cracklib2 to check proposed passwords?
- Jim Van Zandt
genpower Monitor UPS and handle line power failures
mon monitor hosts/services/whatever and alert about problems
debsums Tools to handle md5sums for installed packages
mdutils Multiple Device driver utilities
suidmanager Manage File Permissions
secure-su su with more security options
makepasswd Generate and encrypt passwords
lockvc Program to lock your Linux console(s)
opie A S/Key compatible One Time Password (OTP) system
opie-client A S/Key compatible One Time Password (OTP) system
opie-server A S/Key compatible One Time Password (OTP) system
nmap The Network Mapper
tcpdump A powerful tool for network monitoring and data acquisition
courtney Program to detect SATAN scans.
libsocks4 SOCKS libraries
socks4-server SOCKS4 server for proxying IP-based services over a firewall
socks4-clients Socks4 enabled clients as rtelnet, rftp, ...
redir Redirect TCP connections
rinetd Internet redirection server
ipmasq Initializes IP Masquerade firewalling/forwarding