idiot proof server software

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  1. Jake!

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    I have a Celeron 450 I'd like to use as a server, I have a decent connection with a static IP. What software will I need?
     
  2. col_panic

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    you want your server to do what? ftp? http? dns?
     
  3. Jake!

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    mostly ftp, maybe http
     
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    Not iis. It will get hacked most likely.

    Use Apache for http if you need it and use something like Serv-U or Bulletbroof FTP for your ftp server.

    -dk
     
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    well, he said idiot proof and iis is pretty idiot proof. it just needs to be patched
     
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    idiot.

    proof.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    There's no such thing as idiot-proof server software. A server is connected to the internet, and therefore always vulnerable if idiotically run.
     
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    i've been managing windows servers since the days of NT4, and I have never had one hacked... And for the beginning user, an iis server will certainly be easier to keep updated than a unix box... not to mention IIS is much more secure than Apache on the windows platform... and easier to use. and faster.

    Anyone that says otherwise simply hasn't used it and is merely quoting anti-MS crap.
     
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    You have to say "anti-M$ crap"

    :rofl:
     
  12. badjasper

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    :werd:
     
  13. TV-MA

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    Honestly, install a common linux distro. You will be surprised how easy it really can be to setup and secure. For those suggesting to use Microsoft and IIS is ok, but, do you have a license for it? Why are people so afraid to learn something new that might actually challenge them technically?
     
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    i'm guessing you are a techie. for us, it is much easier to pick these things up. when someone asks for something simple, linux is rarely the answer. don't get me wrong, i love it - but when something breaks it is more difficult to support than a windows box so it really isn't the first solution i would recommend.

    if he is just trying something for the hell of it and wants to get his feet wet then he should go for it, but if he actually wants an operating server with a minimum of fuss, windows is more likely to get him there quickly.
     
  15. TV-MA

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    You have a valid point. And you're right, he will probably just be able to go with IIS on windows and just start running with it. My frustration comes from years of learning and implementing secure systems that are optimized to handle certain tasks, and people always wanting a "quick and easy" setup or fix.
     
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    ftp, http and dns servers. What do these do?
     
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    thanks col-p
     
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    and thanks 4 the links aswell
     
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    I had run OpenBSD for my servers.

    But then again not everyone is comfortable with CLI and configuration files.
     
  21. Jake!

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    Or they're just too lazy. I'll probably end up with MS if I don't sell the shitty box.
     
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    Works for me... The Perfect Setup - Debian
     
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    If it hasn't been said yet....nothing is idiot-proof. Idiots evolve too fast.
     

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