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Chapter 14. Web Server Security

Linux offers many advantages, but one feature in particular has allowed it to penetrate the corporate market: It can instantly transform inexpensive PCs into full-fledged Web or intranet servers. If you're planning to deploy Linux in a Web setting, this chapter is for you. It focuses exclusively on securing Web hosts and covers these topics:

  • Installation issues and eliminating nonessential services

  • Applying network access control to essential non-Web services

  • Apache Web server security

  • Adding basic and cryptographic HTTP authentication

Eliminating Nonessential Services

Securing your Web host begins even before installation, when you make your first crucial decision: which type of Web host you're building. The three ...

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