One more issue
jekillen at prodigy.net
Thu May 21 05:45:32 UTC 2015
I installed apache24 from ports.
added the requisite line to rc.conf to start apache on boot.
I ran servic apache24 start to start the server.
from another machine I established an ftp connection to the
doc root and attempted to edit the default index.html page.
The ftp client informed me I couldn't edit the page, and I realized
that the ownership of the doc root needed to be changed to ftp
SO, via ssh I attempted to login via su and the root password
I went to the monitor attached to the server and attempted to log in
as root. I kept getting refusals.
I ended up having to dig up how to boot into single user mode to
change root password. That I did. Now I can log in as root or
su as usual.
The point is that I did not fool around with the password file.
Something else altered or corrupted it. Hopefully I don't now
have a root kit hanging around.
I am conderned about having to be connected to the internet
so ports can fetch anything it sees fit. (this is why I had avoided
using ports in the past).
What services do I have to allow to and from the internet that
are secure with respect to hosts.allow and tcpwrappers, for the sake
Thanks for patience
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