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Securing Unix Systems


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
In this course, you'll explore methods for controlling file system and command execution access. You'll also discover firewall rules and how they're enabled using the OpenBSD PF tool.

Target Audience
Technicians who want to get a thorough grounding of Unix principles through hands-on examples

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.1

Lesson Objectives

Securing Unix Systems

  • start the course
  • describe how Unix file system permissions work
  • use chmod to set file system permissions
  • describe how ACLs provide added file system security
  • use setfacl to assign ACL file system permissions
  • explain the purpose of Unix special permission bits
  • use chmod to set special permission bits
  • identify the importance of not logging in as root
  • enable standard users to run privileged commands
  • describe how firewall solutions protect hosts
  • protect a Unix host from unwanted network traffic
  • ensure configured firewall rules are in effect
  • configure Unix file system permissions, command execution, and firewall settings
  • Course Number:
    lu_unop_a05_it_enus

    Expertise Level
    Beginner