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Solaris™ Operating Environment Boot Camp by Dominic Butler, David Rhodes

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Network Security

  • If you use .rhosts files, ensure that they have the strictest possible permissions.

  • Create the empty file /etc/notrouter if you don't want your server to act as a gateway.

  • Disable all the network services you don't actually need by editing /etc/inetd.conf to decrease the risk of unauthorized access.

  • Tighten network security by enabling secure RPC within products such as NIS.

  • Avoid the use of NFS to prevent remote machines from having access to your filesystems, unless necessary.

  • Make use of firewalls to control remote access to your servers.

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