[mythtv-users] Security concerns for my myth box

Craig Partin cpartin at gmail.com
Wed Dec 15 21:16:14 UTC 2004

After reading the post about the poor soul who's box was rooted, it
got me to worrying about my own.  Right now I feel pretty safe with
the box behind a NAT hardware firewall.  I do want to open some ports
for SSH and HTTP connections and wonder what security considerations I
might be missing.

The myth user is logged in with sudo passwordless renice access. 
Services are run as root and the frontend and X are setuid root.  It's
a basic gentoo install with no additional security related tweaking.  
openSSH, MySQL, and Apache2 are the only network daemons running.

What security measures do others have in place?


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list