June 15, 2001

Bastille Linux 1.2 released

Author: JT Smith

http://www.bastille-linux.org/ -- June 15, 2001 -- The Bastille Linux
development team today announced the release of Bastille Linux 1.2, a
hardening script for multiple Linux distributions. With this release,
Bastille Linux delivers on the full promise of simplified, automated
security administration for Linux systems.

"Version 1.2 of Bastille's usability and intelligence has made it
a joy to use. MandrakeSoft's focus on usability has improved the
Bastille front end tremendously," says Jay Beale, lead developer for
the Bastille Linux Project.

New Features of Bastille Linux 1.2

Bastille Linux now provides support for Red Hat Linux
versions 6.0 through 7.1 and Mandrake Linux versions 6.0
through 8.0.

A new X Windows-based configuration GUI simplifies
installation of Bastille Linux for new users.

Support for iptables firewalling permits use of the new
Linux 2.4 kernel and offers expanded firewalling capability.

Goals for future versions of Bastille Linux include

Additional security subsystem modules

Improved configuration management architecture

Improved Linux distribution support

Extension of Bastille to run on non-Linux platforms

The Bastille Linux project is receiving assistance from Hewlett-Packard Company in developing Bastille functionality for HP-UX.

About Bastille Linux

The Bastille Linux Project, founded in April 1999, is dedicated to
simplifying security administration on Linux systems. The Bastille Linux software package is available for free under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and is an open source project with an open development list. The core Bastille Linux development team is:

Jay Beale - Lead Developer
Jon Lasser - Lead Coordinator
Sweth Chandramouli - Tools developer
Mike Rash - Port Scan Detector developer
Peter Watkins - Firewall Development

The project is indebted to Affinity Internet Inc. and MandrakeSoft for
the time of Jon Lasser and Jay Beale, respectively. Contributions of
time and talent from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
(UMBC), the SANS institute, and VA Linux have been crucial to the
success of the Bastille Linux Project.

The Bastille Linux software is available from the project's web site, at http://www.bastille-linux.org/.

Contact: Jon Lasser
Bastille Linux Lead Coordinator
410-558-2787
jon@lasser.org

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