This is a read-only archive. Find the latest Linux articles, documentation, and answers at the new Linux.com!

Linux.com

Re:Good point - but you have to be careful

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on June 07, 2002 06:04 PM
Running a webserver on an AS/400 may be secure, but you can get pretty secure on unix too.

You could run your webserver in a chroot jail, for example. It's not impossible to break out of there, but it is very, very difficult.

Or you could use the NSA's secure kernel (or one of the other secure kernel projects out there), and run your webserver in a separate security level from the rest of your OS, so that if it's hacked it can't actually mess up anything.

#

Return to Security through obsolescence