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Old 05-29-2002, 12:30 AM   #1
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Hello, I was checking out AntiOnline, and saw many references to this site, so I figured I'd register and check it out. I am a 23 year old with a B.S. in MIS, and am enrolled in the M.S. in MIS program at Oklahoma State University. Next week, I will be on a T-1 at the new apartment, and will be downloading and trying out RH 7.3, for starters. I have run Linux before, but when you take classes that MAKE you use M$ apps, it seems easier to just suffer. That's all for now, see you around!
 
Old 05-29-2002, 12:43 PM   #2
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and then?

quote: 'and then?' from Dude! where's my car?
 
Old 05-29-2002, 01:35 PM   #3
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I have run Linux before, but when you take classes that MAKE you use M$ apps, it seems easier to just suffer. That's all for now, see you around!
What about making a dual boot system in such situation?
 
Old 05-30-2002, 11:56 AM   #4
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What about making a dual boot system in such situation?
When you're on a dial-up, downloading 2 CD's is kinda hard!!
 
Old 05-30-2002, 12:47 PM   #5
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You don't have to download... There are many magazines with Linux cds, or books, or...
 
Old 05-30-2002, 05:13 PM   #6
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You can order linux CDs dirt cheap from www.linuxiso.org (just choose the distro, and there are usually direct links to buy the CDs from cheapbytes).

If you live in Canada, give www.chguy.net a try. Pretty cheap, he's in Canada, ships to Canada and the US.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 12:06 AM   #7
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Well, I managed to find and install a copy of Mandrake 8.1, but my stupid winmodem is the pits. Oh well. Tomorrow at 2:00 P.M., the T-1 is good to go!!

I told it to use the "high" level of the firewall. Is that sufficient, or should I d/l firestarter or something similar? I'm not too familiar with iptables yet.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 12:18 AM   #8
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iptables howto
 
Old 05-31-2002, 03:11 AM   #9
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High level of firewall is too much for home-use machine. You don't need it. After some time you can scan your home machine using nmap (or better ask a friend to do so) and look if you can block something more.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 11:33 AM   #10
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High level of firewall is too much for home-use machine. You don't need it. After some time you can scan your home machine using nmap (or better ask a friend to do so) and look if you can block something more.
I nmap'ed myself, and found only the "sunrpc" and "X11" ports open. Plus, since I'm behind a Firewall/NAT, I think I'll be ok.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 05:46 PM   #11
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You can block X... But if you're behind a firewall and trust it. Block only if you don't trust people in your local network.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 06:52 PM   #12
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You can block X... But if you're behind a firewall and trust it. Block only if you don't trust people in your local network.
lol. All the people on my network run windows; I installed Firestarter and I keep getting NetBIOS packets.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 09:07 AM   #13
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Those packets are not dangerous. Annoying, maybe. But not dangerous.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 09:58 AM   #14
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If you dial up, you shouldn't even use a firewall.
 
Old 06-01-2002, 10:36 AM   #15
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If you dial up, you shouldn't even use a firewall.
I'm sorry I thought I read that you don't require a firewall on dial-up access?

If unSpawn read that, he'd have a field day.

You really should have firewall whatever your internet access speed is, even dial-up. The fact is that you connected to a network where you can view other computers, and they can view yours.

I wouldn't take the risk of not having one on any gateway to the net, no matter what connection speed you have.
 
  


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