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       InteractiveBastille - bastion a host using Bastille




       This manual page documents InteractiveBastille briefly.

       This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution

       InteractiveBastille  asks  questions to the user in order to define what security measures
       must be implemented on the current system. The intention is to both educate administrators
       on  security  and  harden  the  host's  security.   The  configuration  file  generated by
       InteractiveBastille is then used by BastilleBackEnd to  make  the  changes  to  the  local
       system if the administrator agrees to run the changes. In any case, the same configuration
       can be used to harden other (similar) hosts non-interactively using AutomatedBastille.


       InteractiveBastille uses the following options:

       -x     Use the Perl/Tk (X11) GUI (In Debian  GNU/Linux  this  requires  that  the  perl-tk
              package is installed)

       -c     Use the Curses (non-X11) GUI (In Debian GNU/Linux this requires that the libcurses-
              perl package is installed)

       -T,    Test mode only, the questions in the database are tested but nothing is done.

              Ask all questions, even ones that do not apply.

       -v     Verbose mode, actions are printed to the logs and to STDOUT.

       -l     Log-only mode: no action is taken; only logs what changes would have been made.

       -r PREFIX
              All   the   filenames   are   prefixed   with   PREFIX    (/etc/whatever    becomes
              /PREFIX/etc/whatever).  This  option  could  be  used  to  commit  changes  to  NFS
              filesystems, or file systems with a different mount point than the current root (/)


              Configuration  file  which  defines  all  the  security  measures  selected  by the
              administrator to be enabled.
              Logs that hold information of actions taken on the system.


       bastille(7),      AutomatedBastille(8),      BastilleBackEnd(8).        RevertBastille(8),
       The  programs  have  more  documentation  available  at  /usr/share/doc/bastille on Debian


       This manual page was written by Javier Fernández-Sanguino Peña  <>  for  the
       Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used on other systems).

       Bastille  was primarily written by Jay Beale, and is licensed under the GNU General Public

                                          10th May, 2001                   INTERACTIVEBASTILLE(8)