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Old 08-03-2006, 04:14 PM   #1
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Least Security Vulnerable Type of Server


I'm trying to install the new (and free) VMWare Server for virtual machines. It turns out that it must be installed on a Linux server (which type isn't specified) rather than a workstation as I have now.

Of the types of servers (web, ftp, etc.), is there one that is less of a security vulnerability than others or can I just close their ports and be safe? I do have my machine set up as a samba server but I'm not sure if that is enough.

Thanks for any advice you can provide.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 06:57 PM   #2
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I'm trying to install the new (and free) VMWare Server for virtual machines. It turns out that it must be installed on a Linux server (which type isn't specified) rather than a workstation as I have now.

Of the types of servers (web, ftp, etc.), is there one that is less of a security vulnerability than others or can I just close their ports and be safe? I do have my machine set up as a samba server but I'm not sure if that is enough.

Thanks for any advice you can provide.
i could be mistaken, but i believe that when they say "linux server" they are refering to a linux install which is intended to be used as a server... i don't think they are refering to any type of server app in particular...
 
Old 08-03-2006, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yeah, you're referring to specific services. All they need is a server-ready Linux install (which most installs really are).
 
Old 08-06-2006, 08:44 AM   #4
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Aha. Great. Thanks for the clarification.
 
  


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