Tech Insider					     Technology and Trends


			      USENET Archives

From: to...@accessnow.removethispart.com
Subject: Webservver
Date: 1997/08/04
Message-ID: <33e63607.163451634@news.halcyon.com>#1/1
X-Deja-AN: 262340464
Organization: AccessNow! (http://www.accessnow.com)
Reply-To: to...@accessnow.removethispart.com
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix


Howdy,

I've been running Linux for about a year on my private lan, as a
machine to use for programming my clients' cgi's and webpages, before
putting them up on the web on other machines.

Now, I have the opportunity to put a new linux box up on the web.  I
want to be able to offer my clients POP3 accounts, and their virtual
servers.  I know how to do Apache.  Not a prob.  But POP3 on this
Linux... I am trying to figure this out.  Also, I am worried about
security on this box.  What do I do about that?  I have heard that
there are patches for Linux and Apache.  I am trying to locate these.
Any pointers would be appreciated.

Oh, also:  SSL.  I am searching the web right now about SSL.  But it'd
be nice to have some real-world pointers on this setup endeavor I have
before me.

Thanks in advance (for real answers, not, "Go figure it out on your
own")

tomas

--
  "How do I work?  I grope" - Albert Einstein
  http://www.accessnow.com/
  AccessNow!; Simple Solutions in Info Technology

From: a...@snowcrash.cymru.net (Alan Cox)
Subject: Re: Webservver
Date: 1997/08/05
Message-ID: <5s6stp$vmc$1@snowcrash.cymru.net>#1/1
X-Deja-AN: 262459376
References: <33e63607.163451634@news.halcyon.com>
Organization: CymruNET
Newsgroups: comp.infosystems.www.servers.unix


In article <33e63607.163451...@news.halcyon.com>,
>Now, I have the opportunity to put a new linux box up on the web.  I
>want to be able to offer my clients POP3 accounts, and their virtual
>servers.  I know how to do Apache.  Not a prob.  But POP3 on this
>Linux... I am trying to figure this out.  Also, I am worried about

Assuming you are using a standard distribution then POP3 works "out of
the box" for everyone you put in the password file. If you don't want
to give them shell access to the box you can set their shell to a program
that just prints "No access" and exits. Put this shell in /etc/shells and
they still get ftp access.

>security on this box.  What do I do about that?  I have heard that
>there are patches for Linux and Apache.  I am trying to locate these.

Like all vendors Linux vendors track bugs and release updates. Where depends
on the vendor. Red Hat for example keep updates on their web site along
with a list of notes. Thus we regularly grab the updates and apply them (one
command). If you are running an ISP you should keep up to date as people do
see ISP's as "target practice".

>Oh, also:  SSL.  I am searching the web right now about SSL.  But it'd
>be nice to have some real-world pointers on this setup endeavor I have
>before me.

If you are in the US you are screwed basically. The crazy US software patent
system prevents you from using the free SSL software like SSLeay, and free
ApacheSSL. You can however get commercial servers such as Stronghold and
Zeus.

Alan


-- 
Email:	A...@cymru.net Phone: +44 1792 290194  "I think my washing machine 
						must read BOFH" - Telsa Gwynne
    Cymru.Net 64K to 2Mbit lines, ISDN, Co hosting, and security work. 
=======>>>>>>>>>>>64K UKP 4000/year  128K from UKP 4500/year<<<<<<<<<<<=======

			        About USENET

USENET (Users’ Network) was a bulletin board shared among many computer
systems around the world. USENET was a logical network, sitting on top
of several physical networks, among them UUCP, BLICN, BERKNET, X.25, and
the ARPANET. Sites on USENET included many universities, private companies
and research organizations. See USENET Archives.

		       SCO Files Lawsuit Against IBM

March 7, 2003 - The SCO Group filed legal action against IBM in the State 
Court of Utah for trade secrets misappropriation, tortious interference, 
unfair competition and breach of contract. The complaint alleges that IBM 
made concentrated efforts to improperly destroy the economic value of 
UNIX, particularly UNIX on Intel, to benefit IBM's Linux services 
business. See SCO v IBM.

The materials and information included in this website may only be used
for purposes such as criticism, review, private study, scholarship, or
research.

Electronic mail:			       WorldWideWeb:
   tech-insider@outlook.com			  http://tech-insider.org/