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fedora 24 security begginer

asked 2016-08-08 12:35:41 -0500

BrankoTomic gravatar image

What is the best security in fedora 24 for begginer, i dont know to much for Fedora firewall , is here something else for security?

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thanks fedora people, i dont go to change fedora config because im new in fedora world, just firewall and to install some security&vulnerable scan tool

BrankoTomic gravatar imageBrankoTomic ( 2016-08-09 03:44:01 -0500 )edit

Thanks people for help, just one thing i enable firewall in fedora24 but after restart or shutdown firewall is default again ho w to make mz firewall config block and public port live after anz restart?

BrankoTomic gravatar imageBrankoTomic ( 2016-08-10 06:16:56 -0500 )edit

If you using firewalld then you need to use firewall-cmd --permanent switch to make permanent changes on firewall rules.

aeperezt gravatar imageaeperezt ( 2016-08-10 09:26:12 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-08-08 12:48:36 -0500

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Fedora use Firewalld as firewall manager command is firewall-cmd you could start learning the basics here

Fedora also include SELinux already enabled and it enforce security within services and users, read more

There you have the basics to understand Fedora Security of course you have the user and password rule sets that old unix/linux uses, there goes a bit more with corporative centralized accounts using kerberos and others systems you can also look into that.

Hope this help. Good Luck.

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answered 2016-08-08 13:50:18 -0500

It sounds like you need an overview of the operating system and the main components related to system administration, since it is only by properly understanding and configuring the entirety of the operating system that one ensures its security.

I'd start with the Fedora 24 System Administrator's Guide. Completing it should give you a better understanding of the scope of operating system security and you'll be able to better formulate further questions. That will, in turn, make it easier for you to discover answers.

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i use in past ubuntu, mate, debian now i install Fedora 24 and i love how is protected with default, but i dont know to use firewall gui, i know only iptables and ufw from ubuntu,debian, i enable and select in firewall fedora only port http,https,dns,631 and i lock firewall i dont know better firewall config

BrankoTomic gravatar imageBrankoTomic ( 2016-08-09 03:42:32 -0500 )edit

answered 2016-08-14 10:44:51 -0500

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install scap-workbench scan and inside after scan open info about aide red alert install aide and follow step from information scap , you can install clamav also if you want to scan sometimes. But if you dont download to much file or install everything dont worry, use psyho security ;)

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answered 2016-08-09 13:56:57 -0500

To the list of recommended security hardening tools I would also add:

OpenSCAP / scap-workbench

These tools will help you to check your system configuration related to security. There are many profiles / contents to choose from and thanks to scap-workbench, it's fairly easy to scan your system and customize the profiles.


This tool (Fedora package link) is for file integrity checking. Based on the configuration it creates a database of files and their attributes, checksums, etc. and then periodically checks for differences. Unexpected changes of the file attributes could mean that your system was compromised. However, interpreting the scan results requires care and some technical knowledge.


For USB device related security, there's USBGuard (project link, Fedora package link) using which you can create a USB device whitelist.

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can you show me config aide for fedora24

BrankoTomic gravatar imageBrankoTomic ( 2016-08-10 14:13:02 -0500 )edit

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