Chris Rees utisoft at
Sun Jun 21 20:10:46 UTC 2009

2009/6/19 Tim Judd <tajudd at>:
> Something dawned on me.  FreeBSD/Open/Net are all well secured
> systems.  On an Internet-facing router, would applying a higher
> kern.securelevel provide any better, tighter, higher security if the
> machine was broken into?  Given you need to lower the securelevel
> before multiuser, it is a reasonable to think raising the securelevel
> will give higher comfort feeling?
> I know this is a logical/thinking/mind question, but that's what I'm asking for.

By all means raise your securelevel if you're happy with firewall
rules, and don't ever need to change flags on files, but really,
unless you expect root to be broken, it's kinda annoying.

Just disallow root access to EVERYTHING, ssh, telnet (if you're mad
enough to run it facing the net), ftp, etc.

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