A Private Home Network

    Date30 Apr 2001
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The first shock came from looking at my long-neglected /var/log/syslog* files. A few 'refused connect from' entries. One 'connect from' to ftp which apparently succeeded. Oops. Dial-up Internet users are not overlooked by the crackers after all. And my security is . . . The first shock came from looking at my long-neglected /var/log/syslog* files. A few 'refused connect from' entries. One 'connect from' to ftp which apparently succeeded. Oops. Dial-up Internet users are not overlooked by the crackers after all. And my security is not bullet-proof. Better to spend some time really looking at security. And to try to understand something of it this time. So this meant reading books, FAQ's, HOWTO's, and a lot of articles on the Web; and doing some experiments.

    This is the result of my investigations. Mind: I am not an expert, but just an amateur, a home user trying to make things work. Nothing of this comes with any guarantee.

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