This standard defines terms and procedures for properly setting up and securing a Murray State University Linux server. The configurations discussed are specific to the Murray State University environment and may not work on all machines.
The purpose of this standard is to provide all system administrators, IT staff, or other approved personnel the appropriate information to abide by the Server Security Policy and to configure a Linux server for safe and reliable use.
This standard addresses Murray State University Linux servers only.
4.1 Server Request
Prior to any server installation, the administrator must first fill out a server request form found here. Once the server has been approved, the administrator can then start the process of ordering and installing the server.
4.2 Configuration Guidelines
The following linux specific configurations must be made.
The following tools must be installed, properly configured, and actively running on each server:
Alert the appropriate departments/technicians if the server has additional needs.
For purposes of this policy, a Server is defined as an internal Murray State University Server. Desktop machines and Lab equipment are not relevant to the scope of this policy.
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