Disabling Stock Firewall And SELinux For ISPConfig

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I have been reading a tutorial on configuring and securing a CentOS 6.2 machine: http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect-server-centos-6.2-x86_64-with-apache2-ispconfig-3-p3

This tutorial bases the configuration on an application called ISPConfig. I am not sure that I like the idea of disabling the stock firewall and SELinux as the tutorial suggests, even with all the
troubles that SELinux has given me in the past. What do those wiser than myself think about this?

For some background, I will be setting up a rather bland server for serving a few websites. Thy will all be served via Apache, coded in PHP. I am concerned about correctly configuring a safe firewall for the system. So any advice particular to that would be much appreciated.

Thank you!
Dotan Cohen

3 thoughts on - Disabling Stock Firewall And SELinux For ISPConfig

  • In distant past I though of SELinux as burden. Now, I use it on every
    system I install.

    Take a look at Virtualmin (GPL). I prefer it instead of ISPConfig, and
    it has regular repository you can install and update from.

  • Thanks. I’ll keep that in mind, I hate Bind! (oh, I should be more
    kind, maybe unwind, or I may find, that sanity has dined, on my own