Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant OCR1 (with panda bear on the back!)
    Posts
    3,651
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Debian Server STATUS

    I was able to get Debian Etch installed on the server pretty quickly. It's a really base install; the only things that I added were SSH, SAMBA and ndiswrapper for the wireless card.

    I broke ndiswrapper trying to get it to recognize my wireless card, and the server itself is not directly connected to the router which goes out to the internet, so technically it is not seen. Perfect.

    This means that the ONLY way that I can access the server is internally, which is much better.

    This is where my Windows Server laptop comes in.

    Since I have a Thinkpad that I use more frequently than this laptop, I have decided to let the laptop take the role of a VPN server. This way, I can VPN into my machine and be able to access all of my shares remotely, and (I think) the only security worry that I have is that someone finds a way to log-in through VPN.

    I would like to have the Debian server set up to be the permanent VPN server soon, but that won't happen until I either get my own dedicated connection (I'm using another wireless connection, but I have permission to use it) or get another router that connects to the router with the wireless connection and connect my server to that. Though I really like the idea that my server cannot see the internet.
    Ride more.

    Code:
    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

  2. #2
    Senior Member DannoXYZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Saratoga, CA
    Posts
    11,507
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, the fewer services running, the fewer attack points on the system. Only install and enable just the features you need.

  3. #3
    Senior Member hos13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    552 LATA
    My Bikes
    2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When you make your Debian server a VPN server, check outOpenVPN it works really well.


    Also why Debian, they are so slow to release updates, check out CentOS. Anyhow what every you do enjoy the power of Linux
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

  4. #4
    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant OCR1 (with panda bear on the back!)
    Posts
    3,651
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Chose Debian just because...I don't need an OS that's updated every day. If I needed that, then the OS isn't quite secure enough!
    Ride more.

    Code:
    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

  5. #5
    T-Shirt Guy ehidle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Lansdale, PA
    My Bikes
    2005 Fuji Team Issue, 2007 Fuji SL-1
    Posts
    464
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What about IDS? Why on Earth would you build up a server without an IDS?
    Yellow + Blue Jerseys!

    Get your Cranky T-Shirt!
    Men's
    and Women's designs available

  6. #6
    Senior Member hos13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    552 LATA
    My Bikes
    2007 Mercier Sperns (I'm a shill) and a 99 Diamondback Invert
    Posts
    778
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by MrCrassic View Post
    Chose Debian just because...I don't need an OS that's updated every day. If I needed that, then the OS isn't quite secure enough!
    The updates are more about the packages then the OS itself you get from the Debian mirror. For example the Debian approved release of the Apache may be way behind the latest release of Apache, by the Apache Group.

    Anyhow Enjoy.
    "Don't give up, don't ever give up" jimmyv

  7. #7
    Senior Member MrCrassic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    2008 Giant OCR1 (with panda bear on the back!)
    Posts
    3,651
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I see where you're coming from.

    I'm just a little upset that I had to re-install the entire thing because I broke ndiswrapper. Turns out that I won't need it becuase no wireless cards will be attached to this system. That's another security risk that I need not worry about.
    Ride more.

    Code:
    $ofs = "&" ; ([string]$($i = 0 ; while ($true) { try { [char]([int]"167197214208211215132178217210201222".substring($i,3) - 100) ; $i =
     $i+3 > catch { break >>)).replace('&','') ; $ofs=" " # Replace right angles with right curly braces

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •