Steps to consider (Post creation of Red Hat Linux server)

Here are some steps to carry out after making a Linux server

  1. Disable root login access (ssh) see this link for CentOS example
  2. Check iptables file to ensure that only the ports you need are open (if any changes are made then restart iptables, /etc/init.d/iptables restart)
  3. Tcp wrapper, configure /etc/hosts.allow and /etc/hosts.deny files to restrict accesss for particular protocol, see this link
  4. Instal VMwareTools if it is a Virtual Machine, click here for VMware Tools install instructions
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