[PLUG] Sharing of Swap Space

Devendra Laulkar devendralaulkar at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 9 09:42:09 IST 2009


> Putting “/tmp” and “/home” on separate partitions
> is pretty much mandatory
> if users have shell
> access to the server (protection against SUID programs),
> splitting these off
> into separate
> partitions also prevent users from filling up any critical
> file system
> (denial of service attack),
> putting “/var”, and “/usr” on separate partitions
> is also a very good idea.
> By isolating the “/var”
> partition, you protect your root partition from overfilling
> (denial of
> service attack).

If you are planning to have 3 distributions with separate partitions for each distro - then you will have a numerous partitions. Estimating disk space for each of them can be a challenge.
Consider using a LVM setup in that case. It will allow you to change the partition size easily.

-Devendra Laulkar.


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