My first public website - how to secure it for use?
gerard at seibercom.net
Wed Sep 21 14:24:21 PDT 2005
On Wed, 21 Sep 2005 11:18:18 -0700, Derrill Guilbert <derrill at gmail.com>
Subject: My first public website - how to secure it for use?
Wrote these words of wisdom:
> I am grateful for all the assistance I've received to date from this
> list ... I'm going through a bunch of baptism by fire stuff on FreeBSD -
> I've used it for basic file sharing, intranet stuff, EASY stuff before.
> Now, however, I keep getting asked for more robust things.
> We have been having some ... disagreements with our webhost. Basically,
> we want him to enable password protection on a site, and he doesn't want
> to figure out how to do it. I emailed him everything he needs, but he
> can't be arsed, apparently. I even asked him to email me his config file
> and I'd update it and send it back - he could then diff it and then
> update it based on my changes. What would it be, five lines? 10? It
> wouldn't be much, based on apache's site. Still, no response.
> Because of our unique relationship with him, my boss feels like the best
> alternative for now would be having me put up a webserver based on
> FreeBSD. It'll need PHP and MySQL, which I think I can figure out.
> I've run apache sites before - 1996 - 2000 I was part of the IT staff of
> a small website building/hosting company. However, I've never set a box
> up for internet use myself, and the internet is a vastly different
> (read: more hostile) place than it was then. This box is basically going
> to be on its own on the internet. Is it enough to run a firewall like pf
> and go through the steps outlined at
> http://www.bsdguides.org/guides/freebsd/security/harden.php before
> putting it up to be assaulted?
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On 9/21/2005 5:21:43 PM, Gerard Seibert Replied:
Are you sure about the URL? I cannot seem to get it to connect.
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