[oclug] HP Linux to ship next week.
bart-oclug at jukie.net
Thu Aug 23 08:43:10 EDT 2001
* Dean Staff <dean at protus.com> [010823 08:31]:
> This is interesting....
> In particular take a look at what HP is going to charge....
> What I want to know is where can I get an ISO?
"HP will sell its version of Linux for about $3,000 per server and begin
shipping the product next week, according to the representative."
I don't think they will be giving it away for free.
It sounds like they did some patches to existing programs -- which they
are obligated to release as source -- but the majority of it will be
add-on software that detects and prevents attacks.
"The new software will also come with a detection system for alerting
administrators about hacking attempts and a containment feature that
locks a hacked program, preventing it from damaging applications or
launching other attacks, according to HP."
Wow! They invented portsentry/snort and chroot.
Personally, I cannot wait for the 'linux-security-module' stuff to
become available. With a proper configuration a server equipped with
the security module patch will be unbreakable... ignoring stupid attacks
like brute-force password finding.
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