Here are resources I find
Redhat's Fedora (FC4 & FC6) Linux:
Official Fedora Site
Fedora Discussion Forums
Different Tutorials and
- A public Fedora discussion forum: http://www.fedoraforum.org.
this forum used to be very good but I have noticed a
drop in quality somewhere towards the end of 2006. Lets hope it picks
back up to where it used to be.
- Linux forums is a general Linux discussion board. It
infomration relevant to many flavors of Linux: http://www.linuxforum.com
- The Linux Documentation Project
is a good
starting point for many questions even though it is not designed to
address the different flavors of Linux
is one of the
most important and powerful services built
into the kernel. Here is an excellent online
tutorial. Please note that this page should NOT be viewed
wrote a very nice tutorial explaining how to enable smtp
authentication. While not written for Fedora, it is easy to implement
on a Fedora based machine. BTW, isn't it about time IETF adopts a
secure email protocol?
is probably the
most powerful FTP server for Linux based platforms. It is simple, clean
and well documented.
is the defacto
standard for Internet web servers. I haven't even scratched the surface
of this powerful server but every time I look for some feature - it has
seems to be the
future of secure Internet communications. There were several excellent
packages out there including the now dead FreeSwan. Fortunately, since
IPv6 requires IPsec to be a built in as part of the stack, Linux
kernels version 2.6 and newer now support IPsec natively. Don't forget
you need to enable protocols 50 (ESP), 51 (AH), and sometimes ports 500
and 4500 for UDP.
is a PPTP based
VPN server. PPTP is Microsoft's own implementation of a secure VPN
server. PPTP has been criticized for security flaws by many industry
security experts including Bruce Schneier. The reasons I do like it for
some applications is that it is very easy to install and maintain, very
robust on Fedora, every WinXP based machine has built in support for it
- making it ideal for roadwarriors, and works seamlessly with NAT
firewalls (unlike IPsec). Don't forget to enable port 1723 for TCP, and
protocol 47 (GRE) through your firewall to make it work.
- How can one talk about Linux resources without talking
Probably the greatest SSH terminal since the invention of fire. Best of
all - its free!
- Putty and associated tools can be found on Simon
Tatham's web page
- Here is a good tutorial explaining how to secure your
Note: SSH is the most common method for script kiddies to break in! Do
no use username/password authentication for login!
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