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I am a new user to Linux, and just needed to post something to access the features of this site. I was previously a Windows user, and had my system crash and couldn't get XP to install or anything. Long story short, I got tired of messing with it, so I reformatted my drive and installed Ubuntu!! Love it so far but have a couple questions. The first is when I try to access 184.108.40.206 it pops up with a level 15 access message box asking for a user name and password, however every single combination of users and passwords I can think of doesn't work so I'm wondering if there is a default setting I don't know about. Also, I tried to use cross overs to install Visual Studio 2008, but it said I need the XP bottle, but can't find it on codeweavers.com. I am a computer science major, so I need at least some IDE, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a good Linux compatible IDE to use for at least C++.
Again, I could easily look this stuff up as I know most forum users probably get irritated with questions like these, but this is my first post and just wanted to access the full features of this site.
192.168.1.1 - ???.
Looks like a (home) router/gateway address; if so have a look at the doco. I have had situations where Firefox doesn't render such pages properly - I keep a Windoze system, so no big deal for me to use IE.
The IP address 192.168.1.1 is the default for Linksys brand home broadband routers, and others, I'm sure. Check the documentation for the router, I think my default password and username were admin / admin all small case.
Do you have a LinkSys router? I use Firefox with NoScript, in order to access the router I have to disable NoScript for the router's address.
I think I remember seeing something about Eclipse somewhere before, so I'll try that. And yes, it was the router address, but instead of linksys it's a netgear. I had a linksys with windows, however when I switched to linux the router got all jacked up and couldn't get it to recognize my machine, so I switched to netgear and connected with no problems. I can still access the router settings through an alternative path via URL they provided, but the IP address won't let me access it. Very strange. I think it may have had something to do with a setting I may have accidentally changed, because when I first installed linux I could get to it, but then changed some stuff and then later when I tried again I got the level 15 message. :-/
Just about every router I've come across has a way to reset them to their factory default settings. See if you can get the manual from the routers website. Then try to reset it.
I have a Linksys router that works fine for both Windows and Linux, along with Solaris and just about everything else I've hung off of it.
Whichever router you are using, you will need to make sure that you are updating the gateway address of all the hardware you connect to the router. I recently intalled a linux firewall between my modem and network. Great idea for firewalling my network, however I forgot to change a gateway address. I pulled my hair out chasing that one down. It was totally weird, things would work fine, then stop. Then while I was troubleshooting, everything would start working, and after bit they would stop working, again. I finally put wireshark into play and found I was getting destination unreachable messages between two machines on the same network, in the same subnet. 192.168.86.6 could not reach 192.168.86.2. And they were plugged in next to each each other in the router. Turned out that I had the old gateway address plugged into 86.6. Oops.
JJ - Yikes!! That does sound like a hassle, luckily I figured out the user and password for accessing my router settings. It does sound like a good idea for you to install that firewall, but have you ever tried using IDS's? I've never used one, so don't know how expensive they might be or if they are intended for consumer use. I just know they can be useful by either installing on the outside of your firewall, or the inside of your firewall, or even both sides to act as a second or third line of defense. Thanks again for your help everyone!! I am currently checking out the Eclipse IDE, so far I'm having a little trouble compiling some old code I wrote via Visual Studio, but it might be some setting I had with VS that I haven't used in Eclipse, will have to do some research on it.
I have worked with snort and a couple of others. I think for a home network a full blown IDS would be overkill. My data is encrypted on my laptop which is behind a router, a firewall and another router. An intruder would have to gain access to my first router, then get through my firewall, then get through another router and hope my laptop is running and I have mounted the secured volume. The hard drive is also locked with a password.
There are hardware appliances that will protect against most modes of attack. Note the lack of the words "all attacks". And the appliances require one know what they are doing. I took over a network where the appliance was installed backwards, the internet was protected from the company users. And multiple holes had been punched through to allow the companies employees internet access.
My little old Slackware P-III has served me as a firewall for several years. the only maintenance I really ever did to it was toss out a failing drive. I'm down to two, now.
Sometimes the simplist things do the job just fine.