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Old 05-21-2003, 09:53 PM   #1
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Question ....just a newbie......

Hi all,

i installed few days ago mandrake as my first Linux OS.
I'm still using Win98,just because i don't know Linux much.

Why i'm trying Linux?because i've read much about better monitoring internet connection.
But i'm not good even at Windows OS.

The most think why i'm starting learning about Linux is because some guys (guys i know) are watching all the time my computer.And what is more important that those guys are playing with my email.
how do i know that,because i couldn't get anymore emails from my friends!And i know they're sending me emails.
So i need to know how to be more secure.

I have a cabel,using 2 port router from Siemens.But i'm renting room so i won't make anything wrong.Because of the owner .

I even don't know about routering much.I made router works just by puting MAC adress.That's all i know.

Is there any web page i can read and learn about that?

Sorry for my english.


Old 05-21-2003, 09:56 PM   #2
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..also i'm the newbie but i realy need your help...please......

Thanx for any respond.
Old 05-21-2003, 10:17 PM   #3
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Ummm ... what exactly is your question?

"I want to be more secure" doesn't quite
give you anything for a lever :)

Here's a link that I'd consider a MUST
for everyone posting to newsgroups/
help-boards ...

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learning Linux

I own 20 or 30 books about Linux. The best one for a one book explanation of Linux is "Running Linux" published by OReilly. You can find all of the information in the book on the web but I doubt that you can find it all in one web site.

I suggest that you read "Running Linux" published by OReilly.
Old 05-21-2003, 11:45 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot!

First i'll try the cheaper way,which means web.But i'll look for the book also.

I'm sure i need the book.So i don't have to be online
I'm scared after i found out that they're watching me emails.

So i know that is impossible to be 100% not hacked.But better be 905 or so than 0%.

Thanx again,i'll see you around

Old 05-22-2003, 04:17 AM   #6
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Just wondering here...but if someone is monitoring you and tampering with your emails this is quite a serious offence. Wouldn't you be better of reporting this to the abuse department of your ISP considering aswell you say you know who is doing it?
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If someone is tampering with your emails before you are getting them, either reading, redirecting or stoping them from getting to you, this is a serious matter, may be considered a criminal offence in some countries, you need to talk to your isp.

If you want more security for your emails try encryption like PGP


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