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CentOS 6 Minimal or Hardened Install

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http://serverfault.com – I am working on building some new CentOs 6 servers and creating documentation for the installation of said servers. I would like to create a base CentOS 6 server install that would be light on the packages to reduce bloat by default. Additionally, I am looking for some common or industry practices in which to harden the server so that it can be used in production and online facing to the world. I am curious if there are any best practice guides, techniques, or steps that you use in performing such a task? Later, I would look at adding servers and sections to the documentation about using t (HowTos)