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Old 11-08-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
jsm
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Price quote...


Alright I have to give a price quote for the following:
The client will give me root access to a dedicated fc5 server and a verisign certificate.
I have to:

-Secure the server from the internet, only 3 ports have to be opened -ssh-ftp-ftp-administration- the ftp administration is actually ssl'd custom webmin user (only for creating new ftp accounts)

-Vsftpd the server with ssl and chrooting.

-Securing webmin with ssl and only ftp-admin (webmin user) and webmin-root (not machine root) can access webmin.

-Securing ssh with passphrased certificates (self signed), ip adress etc... only for one user that will have root access through su (this is probably only going to be me).

-Provide charts and stuff that "kinda" prove my server is secure.

Say it takes me 2 days (or 8 hours X 2)

How much do people charge for something like that?
 
Old 11-08-2006, 02:43 PM   #2
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If you are a reputable consultant, $60-80 dollars an hour. If your getting into the business, I might say $40-60 per hour. It also depends on the area. Consultants don't make good money in my area

Do they also want:
Recovery Procedures
Documentation of the configuration
A couple days of being on-call for the "Burn in period"

Those all cost more if they want it.

Last edited by musicman_ace; 11-08-2006 at 02:46 PM.
 
Old 11-08-2006, 03:20 PM   #3
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I am going to propose these, but for now I don't even know yet if I will be the active admin of this machine or not, so the first 2 depend on this, so does the 3rd point.

But yeah, if I have to do these, they will cost extra.

Quote:
Recovery Procedures
Documentation of the configuration
A couple days of being on-call for the "Burn in period"
I have worked for a couple of clients businesses and private schools (2 big networks, mostly Microsoft), and this time it is actually a consultant company that is giving me this contract, so I guess 40$-60$ is more like it. The client doesn't know I don't work directly for the consultant company... They are paying the company and the company is paying me.

Then basically, 50 X 16 = 800$, it's seems like a lot to me, but that is my problem, I have no clue how much this usually goes for.

I just don't want to be saying 800$ and a more reputable consultant saying 400$.

I just have no clue, really.

P.S. I am in Montreal. Yeah Canada.
 
  


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