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Old 01-03-07, 04:53 PM   #1
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Default For Those Running Linux Servers . . .

How are you using them? I've recently gotten back into using Ubunu 6.06LTS and am trying to grasp it as a server OS. I have a Dell PowerEdge server back at the apartment and want to use it as a backup/media server and also as a networking monitor.

For those who are using a linux-box as a network monitor, what tools are you using and do you have any links to n00b tutorials and some of the sort?

Also, kind of a random question, who is using Phlak? Any fun experiences with it?
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Old 01-03-07, 06:15 PM   #2
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File server (Samba), web server (Apache2 mod_security, mod_evasive, php5, suhosin), mail server (postfix/dovecot), proxy server (squid), DNS server (bind9), TV commercial/advertisement sound normalization (ecasound).

Try using bleeding snort/snort for your IDS.
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Old 01-04-07, 01:43 PM   #3
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Default Re: For Those Running Linux Servers . . .

Sounds like we are the only people with Linux based servers lol. I'm trying to decide whether or not I want my backup/media server to be headless and running in the closet, or running to my 32" LCD via DVI -> HDMI and being able to surf the net on it. Man I wish I had the money to just buy a Mac Mini and that problem would be solved.

Any suggestions . . . evilghost?
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Hook it up to the network and VNC/SSH to it.
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Default Re: For Those Running Linux Servers . . .

Doing VNC from my iMac into the Ubuntu Server is SLOW . . . well the response is slow anyways. It's connected via Ubuntu Remote Desktop and Chicken of the VNC on the Mac. I haven't had the time to try out any other VNC server on the Ubuntu Server but I will once I get back to the apartment.

evilghost, have you used PHLAK before? I hate that it's a x86 capable-only LiveCD but it has some apparent good hacking tools. I'd like to learn how to use those tools and how they work to test my network out, seeing if there are any holes left open. Just wondering. I'm going to BAM tonight and I might look to see if there are any books on it.
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Old 01-04-07, 05:39 PM   #6
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mic-mac paddy whack, give a dog a bone, learn console and leave VNC alone.

I've really never played with any of the "hacking" canned tools because I find them to be ineffective, but, they are great starting points to look for vulnerabilities. A good "netstat -apvtu" should show what you have listening. A good ingress/egress firewall policy is a good idea.

I also like fail2ban.
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Old 01-05-07, 01:59 AM   #7
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Default Re: For Those Running Linux Servers . . .

I've been looking at a few console commands but I'd really like a GUI interface to deal with. Oh well, I will give it a try.

Also, what about setting the box up for a firewall and network monitor?
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