I have had to create a few CentOS 7 minimal router systems over the past few weeks for my research environments and decided to document the process. CentOS 7 makes use of systemd and firewalld which is a change from previous versions which were openrc and iptables based. The process of creating a minimal router system is fairly straight forward and can be completed in a very short amount of time after the initial installation with minimal dependencies.
In a multi-user environment you really do not want a full list of usernames being displayed in the GDM login screen for security reasons. In order to disable this feature on my Gentoo lab systems running Gnome 3 and GDM I performed the following actions.
I gave a talk this past weekend on part of my Ph.D. dissertation research at the DerbyCon 4.0 “Family Rootz” Computer Security conference in Louisville, KY. Take a look at the following video to view the talk in its entirety. The rest of the conference videos are available here.