How are attributes of ownership and control of an object managed in Linux?

Last Updated on July 31, 2021 by Admin

How are attributes of ownership and control of an object managed in Linux?

  • permissions
  • rights
  • iptables
  • processes
Just as in Windows, Linux manages ownership and control of an object though the use of permissions. Permissions issues that can be encountered include users being assigned allow permissions that they should not have or being denied access when they need it.

Implementing file auditing will allow you to determine who is accessing files regularly. If a user or group is given access to files and you discover that they are not accessing them, you may want to remove their file permissions. Recertification is the process of examining a user’s permissions and determining if they still need access to what was previously granted.

iptables is a firewall built into Linux. It requires elevated privileges to operate and must be executed by the root user, otherwise it fails to function. On most Linux systems, iptabled is installed as /usr/sbin/iptables.

Rights are network actions granted to a person, such as the right to manage a printer.

A program or service in Linux is called a process, although services are also called daemons. A process is a single application as seen from the perspective of the processor. Multiprocessing is the operation of more than one process at a time.

Objective: Host-Based Analysis
Sub-Objective: Define these terms as they pertain to Linux: Processes, Forks, Permissions, Symlinks, Daemon

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