filesystem setup

Lee Brotherston lee at
Wed May 7 12:20:51 BST 2003

On Fri, May 02, 2003 at 02:50:44PM +0100, Chris Whitehouse wrote:
> For actual partition sizes how about
> disk 1
> 1: 300mb swap
> 2: 250mb /
> 3: 1gb /var
> 4: remaining /usr

You might want to consider using more mount points (although this
depends on your specific setup) to add some added security to the

There are various options you can add to fstab to set mount-time
options on some mount points (see man mount) to set options such as
noexec, nosuid and rdonly.  By setting a few more mount points (for
example /var/tmp and /home) you have more granularity and so can take
much better advantage of some of the options available to you.



Lee Brotherston - <lee at>
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