[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Linc Fessenden linc at thelinuxlink.net
Fri Apr 2 12:23:05 CST 2004

On Fri, 2 Apr 2004, Joshua Boyd wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 02, 2004 at 01:01:51PM -0500, Linc Fessenden wrote:
> > Yup, I have seen kernel patches and such come and go as well.  Ans to be
> > fair, I have seen a few warnings about this-or-that root exploits
> > available, BUT, the VAST majority of these problems occur with someone who
> > has an account on the box, and nobody has accounts on my machines that are
> > connected to the net.  They are on the net to offer up internet services
> > and not for someone to log into and play on.  I have workstations behind
> > my firewalls for that sort of thing :-)
> At home I have dialup.  So, my colocated machine is my home away from
> home.  Still, I'm the only one who ssh's into it.  The other users are
> web or webmail only.

Then you don't have to worry a bit about the local root exploits that pop
up.  Good news!  The only things you need concern yourself with is the
ones that affect the web based services you offer, probably php, perl,
openssl, apache and ssh.

-Linc Fessenden

In the Beginning there was nothing, which exploded - Yeah right...

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