Tag Archives: database

Chroot Jailing BIND

To improve the security of Bind we are going to run it in a chroot jailed environment. What is a chroot jail? Application jails, also known as “change root jails” or “chroot jails,” are security systems that are supported by all Linux and Unix systems. It basically is an application that creates an  impenetrable barrier between the… Read More »

BIND Installation

To install BIND and verify it works, and then install it in a chroot jail for added security. We will also ensure that only ns1.isp.net will be allowed to do zone transfers. The following instructions primarily come from 6. I’m going to modify them slightly because I prefer to have the various configuration files under /etc/named. Download… Read More »

Securing MySQL

A default install of MySQL is somewhat lacking in security. To fix that we are going to do the following: Remove all default users which are installed in MySQL Create a new admin user (sqladmin) instead of using the default name of ‘root@localhost’ Disable network access to the MySQL port (3306) Log into mysql #… Read More »