Networking for college dorms
I have two home servers, CentOS for Samba and Ubuntu for VNC, a Macbook and a Dell Mini9 running XBMC to my TV. I've got the basics of home networking down. But I'm headed off to college this coming fall which changes things a bit.
I'm taking my Macbook and one server. The entire campus is wireless (small college, 1/2 mi^2) and I'm assuming interconnected under one network. My concern is security, I can tunnel VNC through ssh so I'm not worried about that but I am about the file server aspect.
1. what security measures do I need to take for my server to be on the network but not be vulnerable? All I know is a fire wall.
2. is smb the best ip for this or would another be better?
3. is there a way to to isolate my server so it doesn't pop up on everyone's network options?
Any other tips / tricks for a college network is greatly appreciated!
Thanks for the help!