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How do I noe my server is not easy for hackers to make themselves at home? well, been spending weeks on server issues, but still find myself being a newbie...............LOL ...
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    Ok, I got my server up, now what?


    How do I noe my server is not easy for hackers to make themselves at home? well, been spending weeks on server issues, but still find myself being a newbie...............LOL



    ???
    any ideas?
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    First of all, make sure that your Apache and core libraries are up-to-date. Also close all the services that you don't really need.

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    oh, i see. is there anything to do at firewall, iptables or triware??
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    Even though people are more or less paranoid about firewalling, I'm running a server that is up against the Internet 24/7 without a firewall, and it has been only been cracked two times, essentially. Once it was rooted, but I fixed that and upgraded the kernel (it was running 2.4.2 before) to remove the ptrace bug that enabled it. The other time it was cracked through a bug in OpenSSL that was exploitable through Apache.
    So in my experience, for a home server that is only moderately attacked, a firewall is on the verge of being overkill.

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    I see, thanks for your advice there! ta ta
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