Debian: Checking your Linux for potential rootkit

You have been tasked to set up a Linux server, you have just installed the core packages of debian with debian small CD. After installation is completed, you download two rootkit checkers: apt-get update #To ensure you have the latest package database. apt-get upgrade #To ensure you have the latest package with security holes patched. … Continue reading Debian: Checking your Linux for potential rootkit

Arch Linux: Turning on sshd

1. Create RSA key pairs: ssh-keygen. Save the generated key pairs as /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key 2. Turn on sshd service: sshd 3. Check if the service is present: netstat -antp |grep 22 4. Add a line in /etc/fstab to mount /dev/pts, this is so whenever Arch boots up /dev/pts will be mounted. At the same time mount … Continue reading Arch Linux: Turning on sshd