[sf-lug] Security suggestions
einfeldt at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 21:39:46 PST 2013
For the first time in 16 years, I am running my computers without
commercially-maintained firewall protection. I am looking for some tips in
running behind nothing more strong than a Sonic.net firewall. So my first
question is about the Sonic.net firewall. Does it provide any significant
protection at all?
In the meantime, I am formulating my plans for security. So far, my plan
1. Put my primary computer with confidential info behind a firewall
server. The firewall would be an old Lubuntu machine with 512 MB of RAM.
2. Reinstall that firewall server every 60 days with a fresh install.
3. I will put no confidential info on the server.
4. Turn off the firewall server whenever I am not on-line. I am only
going to be on-line in the evenings and weekends.
I have never installed a server before, only desktops. This will be a
first time escapade for me. I appreciate any tips.
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