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Old 01-16-2004, 06:19 PM   #1
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Just enough security for dialup?


Hi,

I finally got my dialup 56k modem working finally as root under Knoppix 3.3.

Si I'd better secure it. I go through the security thread here in LQ. Me to myself: "Hang on, what this?": Tons of links and info, great ...but do I really need all that for http surfing?

I'll need to take a week off for reading otherwise.

Can't I just connect as normal user, i.e. avoid connecting as root?

The iptables will they be enough, will they? It'll still take me quite a while to work out how to configure).
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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If you installed ftp servers, web servers, etc, disable them and/or turn them off. Browse as user rather than root.

# Linux and virus
The Virus Writing HOWTO reference: Should I get anti-virus software for my Linux box?

# Basic Linux security
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Old 01-16-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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Oh, if you are running from the CD and haven't installed knoppix on your hard drive or mounted any partitions as read/write, then you are perfectly safe as you can't write to the CD.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:43 PM   #4
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cheers

Cheers, piper. Thanks for the reply, although it is somewhat non-commital. But I do appreciate it.

I'm just going through iptables how-to now. It says I can log intruder attempts.

Therefore I can see for myself how safe I really am ...
 
Old 01-16-2004, 06:56 PM   #5
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Stereophonics

By the way, this thread is dedicated to The Stereophonics, and their album
"Just Enough Education to Perform" LIke just enough security for dialup geddit?
 
  


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