Re: Newbe SuSE ppp Setup Problem.

Bernhard =?iso-8859-1?Q?L=FCder?= (bl@blue.net.au)
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 13:56:59 +1000


Hi Frank,

While I am not a specialist on Suse, first you will have to do something with your inetd.conf. IT IS INSECURE THE WAY IT IS. That is unless you run an effective firewall.

# out everything at the beginning of the line (except the services you know you want to provide). This will not affect , if you can look at FTP sites or Telnet to other sites. This will effect if somebody can telnet,
finger ... into your machine! So disable whatever you do not want to provide and restart inetd.

You should also look at creating a firewall later on (don't wait too long). Check out the archive of HOWTO's:

http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX-3.html#ss3.1

For your dialup problem I suggest to review:
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO.html

and in particaluar the following chapters:
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-14.html
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-15.html
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-16.html
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-17.html
http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/linux/LDP/HOWTO/PPP-HOWTO-18.html

Hope this helps. Welcome to Linux

Regards
Bernhard

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