[CentOS] OT: Strange message in root e-mail possiablly hacked!!! Not sure??

Lanny Marcus lmmailinglists at gmail.com
Sun Aug 16 20:28:04 UTC 2009

On Sun, Aug 16, 2009 at 7:51 AM, Lee Perez<leecajun at windstream.net> wrote:
> There is nothing on this server that I can not replace.  Did I just get
> hacked?  Should I wipe this thing and start over?  Any and all advice is
> greatly appreciated!!!

If you eventually decide to wipe it and start over, you might consider
running IPCop Linux, a special distribution for Firewall/Router
purposes. I use it at home and some on the list use it at work.
The fewer services you run, the safer it will be. Samba as someone
said, probably should not be run on a firewall. http://www.ipcop.org/
 The version currently available has been around for awhile, but they
have a new version in testing. I have IPCop running on an old box with
a Pentium 233 MHz MMX chip and 64 MB of RAM and it's headless.    HTH

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