Re: Newbe SuSE ppp Setup Problem and responds to Bernhard =?ISO-8859-1?Q?L=FCder?=

Frank Roberts (frobert@gte.net)
Tue, 22 Jun 1999 01:02:29 -0400


To: List and Bernhard Lüder:

Thanks for responding.

BUT!

First, my primary objective is to get the system on line then correct other additional problems like printer and CDR/W
etc. then correct minor problems like firewall. Computer is unplugged from wall when not in immediate usage lightning
protection and replacement cost being more important than continuous usage. I live in a location where the all day daily
rain with lighting storm is the norm this time of year - worst in US.

Second, for some stupid reason or the other that I am not privilege to I can not access http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/
or any part of this site. I just tried your reference and I have tried it several times in the past. No luck. Also, I have the
same problem with a number of sites in Europe. Suspect solution to this is to change ISP but that is not an immediate
feasible option.

Thank

Frank Roberts

Bernhard Lüder wrote:

> 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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