To scan and install missing patches on Linux operating systems, GFI LanGuard requires the following:
- A Linux computer running a supported distribution. For more information, see, http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=LAN_Linux_OS
- Access to SSH port (TCP 22) both on the GFI LanGuard server and on the Linux computers. Ensure that no firewall is blocking port 22.
- SSH opened on the target Linux computers.
- Access to an Internet connection from the Linux machines.
- GFI LanGuard Version 12.1 or later: Use credentials of a local user with SUDO privileges or the ROOT account for the Linux computer’s package manager application. Note that cloned root account is not supported.
- GFI LanGuard Version 12 or earlier: Use credentials of a local user with Root credentials for the Linux computer’s package manager application. Note that cloned root account is not supported.
- GFI LanGuard communicates with the Linux machines' package manager which does the scanning and patching.
- Users of Fedora should also see, http://go.gfi.com/?pageid=LAN_Linux_Fedora