Best ways to increase the security of my linux box

Best ways to increase the security of my linux box

Post by Lawrence Abra » Sat, 16 Sep 1995 04:00:00

        Can anyone tell me how I should go about securing my linuyx box
from hackers or other potential threats?  What things are out there that
come with the standard slackware bvuild that should be secured?  Programs
that may test weaknesses of my box?  Any and all advice is needed.  Im
trying to keep away from making my box a firewall, but advice in that sort
and recommendations are greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

1. The best ways to connect a Win95 box to a Linux box ???????

After my spouse decided to enter the computing world, and buying a
better computer than mine, she mentioned that she'd like to network the
two together. Of course I'd like to. I'd love to gain access to the
larger hard and printer, etc. (Why a newbie like her gets a better
computer than me is puzzling, oh wel...)
  We have purchased two nice NE2000 compatible and installed them okay.
Cabling (thin) works fine, and Linux is setup with a ftp server and
accepts telnet. Great.
  My question is this:

  Isn't there more I can do? How can I get more out of this setup? (I
guess that's more than one question)

What is the best way to connect a linux box to a Win95 box? Ftp and
telnet are okay, but really only usefull if I'm actually using the Win95
box. I'd rather not use the Win95 box, I love Linux and find Win95 a
pain (No flames please, just my opinion).

  Have any of you connected two or more similiar computers together?

  I'd reall ylike some ideas from you networking gurus out there. Thanks
in advance to anyone who can assist me.

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