- How to test each service section added! (including maybe strace:
(mkdir /tmp/strace; mv .../in.ftpd .../in.ftpd.binary, create
a two line shell script named in.ftpd with: #!/bin/sh and
'strace -o /tmp/strace/ftpd.out .../in.ftpd.binary' ---
I've described strace wrappers and reading strace output
in past LG articles; search for some hints))
- More on security of all the services we install (clear text password, DoS by
overflowing partition in mail and ftp, http access configs etc), including
maybe the very basic ipchains setup (ipchains as safer alternative to tcp wrappers)
- Add info on POP3 and ftp tunneling via ssh (just for fun) or refer to other HOWTOs
- Add troubleshooting subsections to various sections
- Add SSL-enabled Apache install and basic configuration
- Add news server setup - who needs it?
- User accounting setup (acc, acua)
Description of mail-only users (playing with proxyarp and restricting their
access only to the local machine)
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Use the concepts, examples and other content at your own risk.
Additionally, this is an early version, with many possibilities
for inaccuracies and errors.
One of many possible setups will be described. In the Linux
world, there is usually a number of ways in which to accomplish
As far as I know, only programs that under certain terms may be
used or evaluated for personal purposes will be described. Most
of the programs will be available complete with source under
This is ridiculous, right? Who may ask for support after seeing such a
comprehensive doc ;-) ?
Anyhow, if you are curious about some particular aspect of this setup or some
of my writing is unclear, just drop me an email and I might answer it
(at least, be assured that I will read it).
Now, if you require a phone, hand-holding style support or my work on
your system, I might be able to provide it on certain terms
(if I have time and your case seems interesting enough ;-) )
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