paulbeard at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 10:00:54 PDT 2007
On 9/13/07, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org> wrote:
> On Sep 12, 2007, at 22:58, paul beard wrote:
> > On 9/12/07, Bill Hernandez wrote:
> >> Do you know if there is a port for Bastille ?
> >> Bastille Linux is a Hardening and Reporting/Auditing Program which
> >> enhances the security of a
> >> Linux box, by configuring daemons, system settings and firewalling.
> >> It currently functions on
> >> most major Linux distributions as well as Mac OSX and HP-UX
> >> http://sourceforge.net/projects/bastille-linux/
> >> http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=403
> > Doesn't appear to be one.
> > [/mnt]# port list bast*
> > bastet @ 0.41 games/bastet
> "port search bastille" would be better, but that too shows no
> Bastille port.
> > What does bastille do that OS X doesn't, out of the box? Does the
> > OS X firewall compare to what's available for Linux?
> > There are probably a lot more linux-savvy people on this list: I
> > haven't looked at it in years (The BSDs are where I look for UNIX-y
> > goodness that I can't get from OS X).
> It looks like Bastille Linux has just changed names to Bastille Unix,
> since a) they temporarily lost their domain name to a squatter, and
> b) Bastille Linux has worked on HP-UX and Mac OS X for years.
> So, I imagine it should be possible to create a portfile for Bastille
> Unix. Someone who cares about and knows the software should feel free
> to do so. Until such a person is found, a ticket could be filed for
> this request.
> Well, the underlying issue is what would the Bastille port add to the
ports collection? OS X is considered pretty secure out of the box and the
ports collection offers a lot of tools to enhance and extend that. What does
I was surprised to learn of the reasons why this was requested, and it might
make sense to open this issue to a larger audience: Bill's call, not mine.
Paul Beard / www.paulbeard.org/
<paulbeard at gmail.com/paulbeard at mac.com>
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