I am beginning to use Phat-Linux to make the transition to a TRUE O/S from
the "comfortable old Big Blue"....
I have not gotten "TUX" to see the "outside world" yet by making the proper
configurations (boy am I trying, but that's another newsgroup)........
I am setting up LINUX partly to improve my security....
If I cannot use any functions from my ISP yet, does that mean I'M <here's
that word> SAFE ???
I understand that safety is a relative term, but put practically, can
anyone, (besides me) open ports or begin malicious activity.?
Or use my IP (I use DHCP with a 2 hour lease assigned by the MAC address of
my RF modem, so I doubt it..but .....)
I have not changed any of the default values that were included in the
distribution (yet), but being a "newbie", I don't know if the same trouble
I'm having connecting (any help would be welcome...but that's another
would prevent "THEM" from accessing "ME"....
Thanx a million,
Larry "no not that one, not him......"
(if I could cook up PERL, then I sure wouldn't be wasting your time...)