Beginner Security Question

Alex de Kruijff freebsd at
Mon Nov 17 18:49:18 PST 2003

On Mon, Nov 17, 2003 at 04:42:20PM -0800, Jon Cavalier wrote:
> so now my question is, since i haven't really crossed
> the next bridge which is to familiarize myself fully
> with the security aspects of freebsd..
> is this thing safe?

Yes. You have to do three thing just like you have to do with windows.
1. Setup a firewall (FreeBSD has two options availible in the system for
2. Update your system from time to time.
3. Don't have easy passwords.

> can i leave my machine online while i go to work, without someone
> easily popping in and planting a rootkit? 

I do.


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