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dbonilla 08-26-2002 12:02 PM

Verizon ADSL
 
Can some one walk me thru the connection process. I've used the rp-pppoe rpm but I think the is a version conflict. Can some one help out??? PLease...
Thanks
dbonilla

:newbie: :)

5amYan 08-26-2002 01:05 PM

I f you get an inexpensive router.
I.e. SMC barricade, it will maintain the pppoe connection for you and you use it as a gateway. Simple and secure.

MasterC 08-26-2002 01:19 PM

You know, I use Verizon, and they gave me this gray DSL modem, no router to config, just start up Linux, and get on net, nothing else.

5amYan 08-26-2002 01:35 PM

I use verizon as well. but I wanted more than one puter connected. I plugged in the appropriate numbers in the router and each puters config and voila. No disc to insert noopppoe software.

This way I am also safer as the router gets an IP and I use private one for my internal nwork

MasterC 08-26-2002 01:52 PM

Cool, good thinking, I only have 1 so I am cool. Plus I invite h4x0r's, I ain't skeered. actually I just don't have very much info on here that I would care if someone got. Anyone want my IP? Just kidding, no but really, I have nothing to hide, I AM Open Source ;)

huh huh, Cool

neo77777 08-26-2002 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by MasterC
Cool, good thinking, I only have 1 so I am cool. Plus I invite h4x0r's, I ain't skeered. actually I just don't have very much info on here that I would care if someone got. Anyone want my IP? Just kidding, no but really, I have nothing to hide, I AM Open Source ;)

huh huh, Cool

Chad, it is not a positive thinking, even though you are Open sourced (and I encourage everybody I know to follow the steps of open source development) you are danger to others, think about it if you don't take any security precautions, and as you claim you've got nothing to hide, somebody else does, and your machine in the hands of a cracker/script-kiddie can be used as an amplifier to cause DoS or DDoS to other hosts, even to microsoft.com. So I advise you, put something on defense - com'n you are a millitary man, and at least you have a knife even though you might never use it in the purposes other than cutting bread and spreading butter.
Cheers,
Boris.

neo77777 08-26-2002 11:09 PM

As for Verizon problems, make certain what method of obtaing IP your ISP uses, DHCP or PPPoE? In the later case, I know that RH provides crippled rp-pppoe package that doesn't contain configuration tool, head to http://www.rouringpenguin.org and get the source for rp-pppoe, once unpacked run ./go for text driven configuration or ./go-gui if you prefer GUI fron-end, fill in the blanks, and start your connection with tkpppoe.

5amYan 08-27-2002 01:38 AM

Thanx for supporting the right idea, Neo.
The truth of security is that it is more important to not let anything out. More so than to not let it in.

MasterC 08-27-2002 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by neo77777

Chad, it is not a positive thinking, even though you are Open sourced (and I encourage everybody I know to follow the steps of open source development) you are danger to others, think about it if you don't take any security precautions, and as you claim you've got nothing to hide, somebody else does, and your machine in the hands of a cracker/script-kiddie can be used as an amplifier to cause DoS or DDoS to other hosts, even to micro$oft.com. So I advise you, put something on defense - com'n you are a millitary man, and at least you have a knife even though you might never use it in the purposes other than cutting bread and spreading butter.
Cheers,
Boris.

Cool, good ideas and such, I maybe drug my point too far, stompt it out a bit, and even stretched it beyond normal elasticity ;)

I do take some decent precautions, but thanks for a few examples on what I could be doing if I don't. Really, maybe now I will install a small firewall.

ha ha ha, good part about the knife bit. Since I am on the subject, I will go ahead and give you a glimpse at my "military" combat knowledge...

:o
Hospital Corpsman (which is what I am first, pharmacy tech second even though right now my primary job is pharmacy tech...) are sent to war with Marines. They are the "doctors" for the Marines basically. So we get some decent training with the Marines in Combat skills and such. This school is known as Field Medical School, and it's taught at Marine bases. The training is given by Combat Marines (aka grunts) and is very intense.
So even though I am a weak, fat, lazy pharmacy tech now, the knowledge has been given to me, and can be easily used if ever needed.

Cool, that said, thank you for the info, and I think i will install the firewall very soon. Thanks for looking out for me, when I am not doing it for myself buddy ;) Really.

Thanks

neo77777 08-27-2002 10:11 AM

No problem, so that you know there is always somebody to put you on the right track :)

itismike 08-27-2002 10:15 AM

My brother-in-law built a small firewall for me and I switched from Verizon to DirecTv so I could receive incoming connections. Verizon blocks everything out pretty well (in my subscription area at least). Now I can host my own site! (once I get apache running again. :mad: )

-Mike

MasterC 08-28-2002 11:58 AM

Ok so I have setup Firestarter, pretty strait forward stuff I would think, but is there anything that I should do that isn't straight forward?

Thanks

neo77777 08-28-2002 04:16 PM

build your own iptables script, I had a bookmark for a good tutorial but now it is gone, ah nope, here it is ... http://iptables-tutorial.haringstad....-tutorial.html


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