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Re: goals for hardening Debian: ideas and help wanted

On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 10:57:39AM +0800, Paul Wise wrote:
> I have written a non-exhaustive list of goals for hardening the Debian
> distribution, the Debian project and computer systems of the Debian
> project, contributors and users.
> If you have more ideas, please add them to the wiki page.

Would a read-only root filesystem goal be feasible ? Might not be by default, but this helps a bit, and it may even prevent root from breaking things by accident. I don't know if this can be considered a security feature, though, but probably in some way.

I have been using my main debian server for few years with a read-only /, and the only annoying thing is the 'mount: / is busy' issue after an apt-get update phase, but otherwise things are fine.

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