Re: secure install
> On Thu, 15 Feb 2001 15:34:07 +0100
> Raphael Bauduin <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi, I'm looking for a way to install a debian potato as securely
> > as possible. I would follow this procedure in the future to
> > install a lot of servers. The problem I have is that a lot of
> > unwanted packages get installed by default (telnetd, exim, at, bc,
> > fingerd, gpm, lpr, mtools, mutt, nfs-server, talkd, ....), and
> > having to deinstall them manually each time is not very secure as
> > one could forget a package anytime. It is also time consuming.
> > Is there a way to prevent the installation of those packages? Why
> > are these installed? Where is it configured?
> Sure, the simplest, and in my mind, smartest approach is to just not
> do multiple installs. Install oneto one disk, configure it as you
> wish, and then use `dd` to duplicate that disk as many times as
> needed. Here I keep a stock of comparitive Woddy installs on
> various media types (IDE/SCSI/installation types) for just that
You can use 'dd' only if you have the same identical model of hard-disk
or at least the same geometry ! In other case you may have several problem
on the cloned hd ...