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Secured SC Solaris OE Configuration

Building a secure system requires that the entry points onto the system be limited and restricted, in addition to limiting how authorized users can gain additional privileges. Properly securing both SCs in a Sun Fire frame involves many steps.

First, the number of services offered by an SC to the network should be reduced to decrease the number of the access points offered to an intruder. The modifications to secure an SC's Solaris OE configuration result in reducing the number of TCP, UDP, and RPC services significantly.

This represents a considerable improvement in configuring Solaris OE on an SC to be dedicated to the task of being an SC and enhancing its security.

Secondly, additional security related software must be installed to provide secure access mechanisms for administrators and tools to validate the security of the Solaris OE running on the SCs.

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