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Old 02-15-2006, 06:56 AM   #1
Taikon
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More Questions Remote access networking and security


Okay I have a couple more questions and again if I missed a good faq or tutorial on the subject feel free to point it out as I am definately not above reading.

I have samba set up on this machine running slackware 10.2 with the 2.6.14.6 kernel.

The question is can samba be used from a remote location with little trouble or do I need to go a different route like ftp?

Another question is what is the service or command called that runs telnet or starts the telnet server?

Third since I am still trying to learn the in's and out's of slackware and linux in general for my first time setting these things up should I try setting up security or should I do that seperately after i've got the rest of it running?

Fourth question, Has anyone tried remote controlling a linux machine from a cell phone that will run a basic telnet client? Is that not feasible yet or does it just depend on the machine and the telnet client? (sidekicks and treo's as far as i know along with several others have the ability to run telnet clients).


Some of the questions are pretty low level I know but this seems to be one of the best resources on the net for linux questions. I am researching these before I ask to attempt to cut down on some of the easily answered ones but since Im not always quite sure what the program or service is called sometimes it get's difficult. If anyone has suggestions for alternate resources I'd love to hear about them too. Im basically checking the man pages then slackbook and then googling before I come here.

Thanks again for the response's
 
Old 02-15-2006, 08:21 AM   #2
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I may be wrong about this, but I don't think that Samba on its own is secure enough to expose directly to the Internet so you can access remotely. However, you might be able to tunnel the appropriate ports through an SSH connection, which would be secure.

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Another question is what is the service or command called that runs telnet or starts the telnet server
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You do NOT want to use telnet. Use SSH instead. Same functionality with VASTLY superior security. IMHO, Telnet should not be part of any distro.

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Third since I am still trying to learn the in's and out's of slackware and linux in general for my first time setting these things up should I try setting up security or should I do that seperately after i've got the rest of it running?
That depends, if you want to learn by recoving from having your box cracked, then ignoring security until later is fine......

You really want to concentrate on security now because the consequences of ignoring it can be pretty dire. Out of the box, Slackware is pretty good, but it can also be better. Shut off uneeded services. Put up a firewall. Use a good file integrity checker like Tripwire, aide or samhain. Spend some time reading stuff in the Security forum. If you plan on leaving this connected to the Internet 24/7/365, you need to start worrying about security yesterday.
 
  


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