Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Which Linux version to use?

Posted by Louis Gabriel on

Question is, how secure is a site running on  RH 6.2 **with** all the patches?  My impression is RH 6.2 is still the distro the  OpenACS community "generally recommends"; esp. for new users.

BTW, when might the community want to change to a newer/better/more recent/secure distro?  I'm no security expert.  But I have heard the firewall shipping with RH 7.1 is better than that bundled with RH 6.2.

With security retaining, if not increasing its importance, the general level of out of the box security seems an important criteria for what the community targets/test to/"certifies" OpenACS on.  Your thoughts?