Chapter 9. Infrastructure
In this chapter, we take a step back from a single Apache server to discuss the infrastructure and the architecture of the system as a whole. Topics include:
We want to make each element of the infrastructure as secure as it can be and design it to work securely as if the others did not exist. We must do the following:
Some sections of this chapter (the ones on host security and network security) discuss issues that not only relate to Apache, but also could be applied to running any service. I will mention them briefly so you know you need to take care of them. If you wish to explore these other issues, I recommend of the following books:
Network Security Hacks is particularly useful because it is concise and allows you to find an answer quickly. If you need to do something, you look up the hack in the table of contents, and a couple of pages later you have the problem solved.