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    Good IPtables how-to


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    In God we trust?

    mcangeli, Would this be for 'admins' or folks running servers? I am a ways from running a server from home, should I start learning this?

    What ARE the 10 (or 7 or 5 or 3) MOST important security items for a Linux "user"? Does tin-foil count?

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    Re: In God we trust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal Error
    mcangeli, Would this be for 'admins' or folks running servers? I am a ways from running a server from home, should I start learning this?

    What ARE the 10 (or 7 or 5 or 3) MOST important security items for a Linux "user"? Does tin-foil count?
    Ok, here it is... When running Linux, you pretty much become a sys admin by default :mrgreen: . This is life. You ARE root. Swallow hard. Deal with it... That's the fact, Jack . Linux has many options for securing your system (any of them will be as good as the ways you utilize them), and learning how to set up your firewall rules is an excellent way to get started with system security. You'll learn quite a bit about computer networking in general along the way also.

    Another good security tip is: You should know about the sevices that your computer is running; how they're running, and how to shut them off if you don't need them. Anything running purpose-less-ly (or willy nilly, if you will) on your system can be a potential exploit for hackers and crackers.

    So yeah... Knowing about sys admin stuff on a Linux system is always a good thing :mrgreen: .
    Steve

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