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Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 27 2006 05:44PM
tjanas austin rr com (7 replies)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 30 2006 12:19AM
jm (jm hcn com au)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 29 2006 10:04PM
Uday K. MOORJANI (umoorjani mediaserv net)
RE: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 08:50PM
terry (tvernon24 comcast net)
The way I see it, I install the most secure versions of the software that
runs on the machine anyway so the whole "which distro is more secure" point
sort of fades away. The real question is however, if your enterprise wide
solution depends on the default update mechanism to keep your apps secure
which distro's development team is the quickest to the punch. However I'm
useless for that question :\ In the real world unless some script kiddy is
waiting on vulnerabilities to be discovered and is cross checking all your
openly available apps against it daily a few days won't make a huge
difference unless it's like nimda/code red.

terry

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Subject: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security

I am evaluating the overall security of Red Hat linux vs Debian. I've been
told that Debian has many more vulnerabilities than Red Hat. I've also been
told that Red Hat is quicker to release security patches than Debian is for
the "stable" release. Can someone point me to a good overall assessment of
the two? Using this tool: www.securityfocus.com/bid I see that Debian has
17 pages worth of issues but Red Hat has surprisingly few. Am I
misinterpreting the results from this tool?

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Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:18PM
Cristobal Palmer (cristobalpalmer gmail com)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:15PM
Syv Ritch (syv 911networks com)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:09PM
Vincent Renardias (vincent renardias com)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 28 2006 06:06PM
Graeme Fowler (G E Fowler lboro ac uk) (1 replies)
Re: Red Hat vs Debian Linux: overall security Nov 29 2006 08:00PM
Alex Nordstrom (lx se linux org)


 

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