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[EnGarde] Re: MDK 9.2 vs Engarde Commuinity Opinions requested.

From: Patrick Usher <patrick_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Jan 26 2004 - 16:04:42 GMT
To: <engarde-users@engardelinux.org>


Sounds like a sweet piece of HW. Please let us know how your project turns out.

Best regards,
Patrick

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From: engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org [mailto:engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org]On Behalf Of Troy T. Hall Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 8:26 PM
To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org
Subject: [EnGarde] Re: MDK 9.2 vs Engarde Commuinity Opinions requested.

just so happens, I stumpled across a beautiful ASUS dual CPU server grade motherboard at my local computer shop the other day. Its got built in everything including raid & 2 different types of scsi. He's asking a pitence for it so I'm going to grab it and will be doing exactly as you suggested.

Troy T. Hall

Registered Linux User #342150
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From: "Patrick Usher" <patrick@ssui.com> To: <engarde-users@engardelinux.org>
Sent: Monday, January 19, 2004 1026 N6REJ Subject: [EnGarde] Re: MDK 9.2 vs Engarde Commuinity Opinions requested.

> Hi Troy,
> >From a design standpoint you might be better off using a dedicated
firewall
> box (Mandrake MNF, Smoothwall, ect.) and having defined zones (WAN, LAN,
> DMZ) to restrict access. You could then isolate your box running services
> (EnGarde) to a DMZ and further protect your LAN machines. It would require
> two boxes but is worth it - IMHO.
>
> Best regards,
> Patrick
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org
> [mailto:engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org]On Behalf Of Darkheart
> Sent: Sunday, January 18, 2004 8:23 AM
> To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org
> Subject: [EnGarde] Re: MDK 9.2 vs Engarde Commuinity Opinions requested.
>
>
> Hi,
>
> Here's my tuppence worth! Your objectives can certainly be achieved with
> any general disro, but then it is up to you to ensure your configuration
> is secure. Forgive me if this is stating the obvious!
>
> The clear advantage of Engarde is that it is designed with security in
> mind, and leaves you less work to do (and less study!). It might also be
> worth taking a look at E-Smith/SME Server (www.contribs.org) - a
> multipurpose Linux server with a web interface and a very active
> community. This is also designed with security in mins, but to a lesser
> extent than Engarde.
>
> In a nutshell, Engarde is more secure but I think E-Smith has more
> "user-friendly" functionality out of the box. Either choice would
> probably be a better option than configuring a general distro yourself
> from scratch.
>
> Regards
> Len
>
> Ken Romero (kromero) wrote:
> > Troy,
> >
> > I run an online Option Analysis subscription service that must be secure
> > and reliable. Like you, I got hacked using RedHat. At that point in
> > time, I realized that I needed a more secure distro. Engarde was it.
> >
> > What I like most about Engarde is that I am given just about everything
> > I would need to run a secure online internet business. There are no
> > "extra" packages that can be exploited throught a DOS attack. I have
> > complete control via the WebTool GUI and the SSH console. Also, I use
> > the GDSN to keep updated. (This works very well for me and my business.
> > No screw-ups by manually applying patches and updates!)
> >
> > This opinion comes from a person who is a Linux enthusiast, and an
> > online business owner. If you want a distro that is secure and
> > reliable, then I believe that Engarde is an excellent choice. It has
> > allowed me to free up more time to focus on my business.... Which is the
> > main reason I chose Linux to begin with.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Ken Romero
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org
> > [mailto:engarde-users-bounce@engardelinux.org] On Behalf Of Troy T. Hall
> > Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 12:01 PM
> > To: engarde-users@engardelinux.org
> > Subject: [EnGarde] MDK 9.2 vs Engarde Commuinity Opinions requested.
> >
> >
> > Hi everyone;
> > First let me start out by saying I know I goofed. I was using Mandrake
> > 9.2 & I turned off iptables and got hacked. so now I'm trying to
> > consider the best distro for ME. The server was nat'd behind a gigafast
> > router onto a private IP so I thought I was safe. Thats what I get for
> > thinking. At anyrate, I've been using Engarde for a few years and had
> > never been hacked while using it. But it doesn't have X capabilities
> > out of the box, because its designed to be an extremely secure server
> > envirorment ONLY.
> >
> > My goal is for my server to handle mail, dns,web, mailing list, mysql,
> > php(?), and an e-store. It will only serve 2 domains. It really is not
> > important that X is on there at all. It is only important that its
> > smart enough to protect me from me. So that I know my customers data is
> > safe and secure. I'm willing to invest time to learn the intricasies of
> > a distro but I want to pick one and stick with it. Otherwise I'll
> > continue to chase my tail and never learn anything. Both distro's have
> > excellent commuinity support.
> >
> > Your thoughts are appreciated.
> >
> > Troy T. Hall
> >
> > Registered Linux User #342150
> >
> >
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