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Linux Distribution: NetSecL
Url: http://netsecl.unixsol.org/

 
NetSecL is a security-focused distribution based on Slackware Linux. To improve the security aspect of the distribution, servers have been removed, incoming ports closed and services turned off. Additionally, a set of penetration tools has been included.

About NetSecL
NetSecL 1.3 is out. There are some important improvements in the security since ISlack 1.2. There are 2 Paranoia kernels 2.6.x and 2.4.x, they are very restrictive so please be carefull it is advisable to use them as a second kernel. I remind you that PaX Kernels are on CD 2, don't use the kernels from the bootme directory on CD 1 for a second kernel. Some of the libraries were recompiled so they can not use the stack, X was also recompiled and became a little bigger.

Releases:
2008-10-03 00:00:00.0 NetSecL 2.3 has been released    View
As the NetSecL project developer, I am proud to announce the release of NetSecL 2.3. The main highlights: improved full setup using rsync - we were able to get a full install in 5 minutes, this is the fastest result for now; smaller size of the ISO image file - another 100 MB got melted; a source-based portage system CruxPorts4Slack - mainly suitable for upgrade of command-line utilities from source; a conversion system adding PT_PAX_FLAGS to ELF binaries; a more advanced kernel configuration and additional modules (NDISwrapper and Dazuko - fixed); X.Org update thanks to the excellent packages from Zenwalk, additionally, with small modifications to the X.Org ATI driver, we added support for the latest ATI 4850/4870 video cards.
2008-02-20 00:00:00.0 NetSecL 2.2 has been released    View
NetSecL 2.2 is out! As you can see I have shrunk the distribution to 1 CD. The default desktop is Xfce from now on, but you can still run KDE applications. In this release you will find 106 updates and 20 fixes, Linux kernel 2.6.23.9 with GrSecurity also the pre-compiled kernel supports from 1 up to 8 processors. Major packages like Snort, iptables, firewall scripts and others were updated. The fixes in this release are updates as well. The mark i486_64 indicates that the package is executable from i486 machines up to 64-bit systems, it also indicates that it is compiled with Binutils that supports PT_PAX_FLAGS and with GCC with stack smashing protection.
2007-07-17 00:00:00.0 NetSecL 2.1 has been released    View
NetSecL 2.1 introduces GCC with Stack Smashing Protection, this increases the security of the compiled packages (i486_64). More than 250 Package Updates. Most networking packages are now i486_64 packages. This release fixes some unnoticed bugs in 2.0 version. Hardware recognition data were updated to the latest available. Enjoy NetSecL 2.1.
2006-12-18 00:00:00.0 NetSecL 2.0 has been released    View
NetSecL 2.0 is out! This release has packages for i486 machines up to 64 bit, it includes the NetSecL firewall that has the ability to work with Snort Inline, more than 200 updates! The security was improved thanks to the new Binutils supporting PT_PAX_FLAGS - all i486_64 packages are compiled with it. Also I have included Tork and with it you can use tor to anonymize yourself on the web. Most hardened distros still go with the X.Org 6.8.2, well guess what - we have Xorg 6.9.0. I have finally fixed most problems with the PAX permissions and we now use a generic 2.6.x kernel which is also a paranoia kernel. The hardware recognition was also improved with the new version of Discover and some additional modules. Previous kernels were unable to determine some HDDs now the problem is fixed, you should have no problems with mainbordes having VIA chipsets. Alsa was also recompiled and should recognize all sound cards.
2006-05-26 00:00:00.0 NetSecL 1.3 has been released now    View

NetSecL 1.3 has been released now for more information visithere.

 
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