[clug] Broad list of advice requests

Collins, Steve Steve.Collins at industry.gov.au
Wed Mar 10 22:18:39 GMT 2004

Hash: SHA1

Now that I'm feeling at least moderately comfortable using Linux, I have a few things I'd like to do.  I know I could find all this information out by looking hard enough, but all I'm looking for is a pointer in the right direction, so any advice will be greatly appreciated:

1. Set up a dev/test web server on my home network (done).
2. Configure bind so I can:
- - have my internal network known as a name I choose (stephencollins.org)
- - see my internal web servers (dev, test)
- - see my external web host addresses (www.stephencollins.org, webmail.stephencollins.org, and the https address I use for web hosting config)
- - see my POP server (same as external web host. I hid it from myself by mucking up my bind config and had three days' mail backed up until I turned named off)
3. Configure external access to the Linux server via ssh.
4. Configure external access to a file repository on the Linux server (my wife forgot to mail herself a critical document the other day - it was at home and she needed it at work).  Don't know whether this would be best as FTP or something else.

The server is on my home network (as stated).  Everything on the network sits behind a NetGear RO318 Router/Switch.  The router has port forwarding, etc. available.  I know I would be better off behind a hand-built router, but I don't have the cash spare to grab an old crap box to build something like Smoothwall on (roll on tax time).

I'd really appreciate some advice on where best to begin.

Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (MingW32)
Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org


The information contained in this e-mail, and any attachments to it, is
intended for the use of the addressee and is confidential. If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, read, forward, copy or retain any of the information. If you have received this e-mail in
error, please delete it and notify the sender by return e-mail or telephone.
The Commonwealth does not warrant that any attachments are free from viruses or any other defects. You assume all liability for any loss, damage or other consequences which may arise from opening or using the attachments.

More information about the linux mailing list