[CentOS] I appear to be attacking others

Tue Feb 7 16:48:17 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Tue, 2006-02-07 at 09:41 -0700, James Gagnon wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
> Of John Hinton
> Sent: February 7, 2006 9:29 AM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] I appear to be attacking others
> > I find it easier to deny all and then allow the very few who actually 
> > use ssh. But, this can get you into trouble if you suddenly find you 
> > need to shell in when out of town. A backdoor somewhere is a good idea!
> > John Hinton
> If its on a network with windows boxes like mine is, I just remote desktop
> into a windows XP box then I can VNC or SSH into the linux box locally.  I
> was under the impression that using the local network to connect to your
> linux box was a bit more secure than going through the WAN.  But of course,
> not every linux server is setup on a network where a windows XP box is on
> the same LAN.  Just one little step I do to help security since my server is
> at home.  But then again... one has to wonder how secure remote desktop for
> windows really is... guess it's a win/lose situation =)

heh - if I was betting on security ... I would do the opposite.  Allow
secure access to the linux box (NX/FreeNX) and then open the XP stuff
(using rdesktop).

I don't ever let the Internet actually touch an XP box with remotely
initiated traffic :)
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