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Old 04-16-2007, 12:02 AM   #1
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Question for Linux pros. I'm new at linux, well i have a project for a(n) Linux class, and i chose to do file sharing and security for users. The problem is that i dont know where to start can anyone give me an idea, some tips on how to start working i will appreciate it. Oh i almost forgot Im working with slackware. Please HELP!
 
Old 04-16-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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Question for Linux pros. I'm new at linux, well i have a project for a(n) Linux class, and i chose to do file sharing and security for users. The problem is that i dont know where to start can anyone give me an idea, some tips on how to start working i will appreciate it. Oh i almost forgot Im working with slackware. Please HELP!
Try,
http://slackbook.org/
http://linux-newbie.dotsrc.org/
http://www.tldp.org/guides.html
http://howtoforge.com/ ---> more advanced stuff.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 07:24 PM   #3
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MMMMM, i took a look at those website they were some help thanks. But How should i start this project. well i basically have mmmm two days to do this and some of the terminology that is used i dont understand. Please help me!
 
Old 04-16-2007, 08:27 PM   #4
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If you are wanting to see a distro built around security, check out Protech Beta. It is a LiveCD with lots of security tools.
 
Old 04-16-2007, 11:31 PM   #5
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Idea on the project

Well i hope someone can tell me if im getting the right idea, For the project that i have to do is basically that i need to mess with slackware, and find out the functions, then i need to share files and some how have security involved with this. "have no clue what im doing, kinda skeptical if i can mess with linux i kinda find it hard". Im getting the idea that i should go ahead and create user accounts and give them permissions/rights to files. "What kind of files should i share", i think that would take care of file sharing, well after that what kind of security can add to the files being shared?. Please let me know
 
Old 04-17-2007, 12:40 AM   #6
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You need to decide how to share the files, samba,NFS,ftp or other.
Then check their documentation and configure them to limit the access to only a certain accounts, IPs and whatever you like.

Configuration of firewall to allow connections from only a certain computers etc.
Check file permissions and open services.

Check out the links and ask more specific questions and we're better able to assist you.

Last edited by Zmyrgel; 04-17-2007 at 12:45 AM.
 
Old 04-17-2007, 03:56 PM   #7
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From what i have been reading is that samba has functions that allows a user to retrieve files from like Windows OS as well, Is this correct? Well i found out that i will be using NFS? About the firewall is there one already that comes with Slackware or i should download one?
 
Old 04-17-2007, 07:17 PM   #8
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From what i have been reading is that samba has functions that allows a user to retrieve files from like Windows OS as well, Is this correct?
Yes. Given that on the Windows machines are some shared folders/files .

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Well i found out that i will be using NFS?
That depends. If you want to share files to Windows comps you will need Samba I think. If you plan to only share with other *nix machines NFS should be fine AFAIK.

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About the firewall is there one already that comes with Slackware or i should download one?
Yes and no. "iptables" firewall is part of the kernel and therefore available in Slackware. But you want to use one of the many GUI tools to configure it (since you just have to days). Which one depends on your favors. Just search for it here, or have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netfilter/iptables (scroll all way down to see a short list of iptable frontends).
 
Old 04-17-2007, 08:15 PM   #9
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Well, okay yeah i think i im only going to use NFS, Another question
What kind of file sharing can i do. Can you give me some examples.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 02:43 AM   #10
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No, I never used NFS, just Samba. But a search here on LQ.org or on Google will show many results, for example http://nfs.sourceforge.net/nfs-howto/ which looks nice.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 10:36 AM   #11
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Now i know what NFS is,thanks alot for the info. hey another question. It talks about like client systems and servers. Im only going to be using it as a desktop system. Nothing attack how can i perform my duties of just simple file sharing and security.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 10:52 AM   #12
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As i was reading, i also came up with the security issue on file system but as a server, and some as a client, I think i should use the client security should I? Do you think i can combine both the server sercurity options and client security options. Another questions I know that when Im going to be installing slackware should i go ahead and during the installation create the User accounts, if i should how many, and how?
 
Old 04-18-2007, 11:07 AM   #13
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You create user accounts after you first booted your fresh install up. Login as root and issue "adduser". How many just depends on how many you will need, one, two, three ... with samba you can setup a "user share" security, that means only users known to the system (and having assigned a samba access password) can connect to the shares. Don't know if this is the same with NFS, but I guess so.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 01:55 PM   #14
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mmmm, Okay another question do you know where i can find some commmand lines that will be able to help me during this process.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 03:24 PM   #15
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http://slackbook.org/
http://rute.2038bug.com/index.html.gz
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