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    Re: Why Debian is still not as secure as OpenBSD ? (Score: 2, Informative)
    by greyheart (kenneth at on Wednesday, May 30 @ 13:44:15 BST
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    That is what task-harden is for.
    But the moment you’re actually open a port, lets say 80 for Apache, you automatically expose any Apache (mis-configuration) bugs … et cetera.
    It isn’t a secure default anymore the moment you’re starting to do something.
    Always open as much as needed, keep as much closed as you can. That involves some diving into your system.

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    Re: Why Debian is still not as secure as OpenBSD ? (Score: 1, Interesting)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 31 @ 14:32:10 BST

    Secure “by default” is a good idea. It is easier to take a secure system and make it more permissive then the other way around. OpenBSD’s “secure by default” philosophy extends to all parts of the the default install includeing the configs for the daemons not running by default. So even if you start Apache and sendmail on OpenBSD you have not exposed yourself to significantly more risk. It is worth noteing that OpenBSD does not use any firewalling/port blocking by default.

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