(This is computer stuff relevant to servers and networking. If you don't care or get confused easily, this is where you might wanna click "Alt+Left Arrow".)
I should be posting this on the other account, but whatever. Things are looking much much better as far as Tamotsu's security is concerned. Nobody ever got in, but I was getting a lot of IPs connecting from Asia. I had been just short of ripping my hair out trying to get my hardware firewall working. But after some research I found that Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows 7 can be successfully used on Server 2008 R2; antivirus, check. I have tightened up the rules on SSH/SFTP connections (though if DoS issues ever arise, I will need to re-configure these). I give up on ClearOS as a firewall OS; it WILL NOT WORK. I'm sure it is just a detail I entered wrong in the piles of networking crap, but I couldn't find it. I installed Untangle on the drive instead, and it seems to be able to connect. The reason I gave up on Untangle before is because the actual installation wouldn't export the GUI to the VGA port; but I struggled through the install blind, using a YouTube video as a roadmap and cleaned the drive in Lucid Puppy Linux to avoid having to navigate a partition manager blind. Things are looking good. I just need to install a ton of updates, and swap the CAT5 for CAT6 once it's ready (I don't have enough CAT6 to waste it on testing devices I'm playing with).
5 years, 11 months ago
09 Jan 2013 04:02 CET