I am running a CentOS server and I wish to have the server fully set up, updated and secured.
I have plesk installed (8.6)
1. Edit YUM configuration to work with ATOMIC packages. Always use only your version PSA channel.
2 Install some useful tools like, JOE - text editor, Midnight Commander and LYNX text based navigator.
3 Also we do an update of packages for yum with, to be up to date. Issue: Whenever I do this, I cannot access the server after a reboot.
4 Now edit bash configu to be easier to navigate in SSH
5 Optimise MYSQL configuration.
6 FIREWALL: use APF & BFD.
7 Disable some executables
8 RKHUNTER & CHKROOTKIT
9 Services Version Number
11 FTP Passive Mode Port
10 PHP Optimizer/CACHE
12 Setup Atomic Secured Linux ASL – Subscription already
14 INSTALL POWER Toys
15 Install and setup SVN
16 Install and setup VNC server (with desktop working)
17 Provide steps for avoiding Yum Upgrade problems (where the server cannot be accessed)
Any other security steps?