[CoLoCo] REMOTE SERVER

Jim Hutchinson jim at ubuntu-rocks.org
Mon Oct 8 21:44:58 BST 2007


Yes, I have the WRT54G. I have been looking at the DD-WRT stuff
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DD-WRT but have not had the nerve to
rewrite my firmware. I guess I misunderstood Kevin. I thought the
router could be set up to do the DynDNS stuff automatically without
the need for a cryptic client.

Jim

On 10/8/07, Dave Vanderploeg <dave.vanderploeg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jim,
>
> any chance you have a WRT54G? http://hyperwrt.org/
>
>
> On 10/8/07, Jim Hutchinson < jim at ubuntu-rocks.org> wrote:
> > Kevin,
> >
> > Just curious. You mentioned that the linksys router has support
> > dynamic dns built in. does that mean that I can set up something like
> > jim at gotdns.org and have the linksys update that address when my IP
> > changes? I've been looking at the software for doing this but it's not
> > simple. My linksys is a couple years old. Do I need to or should I
> > update the firmware?
> >
> > Thanks.
> > Jim
> >
> > On 10/8/07, Kevin Fries <kfries at cctus.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 11:24 -0600, Jim Hutchinson wrote:
> > > > For passwords there is a program you can install on Ubuntu that makes
> > > > "random" passwords. I forget the program though. Maybe someone else
> > > > knows.
> > > >
> > > > A trick I use is to create a random prefix and suffix and sandwich
> > > > something memorable between. for example:
> > > >
> > > > prefix = 6$Y
> > > > suffix = G!9
> > > > my gmail password = 6$YgoogG!9
> > > > my yahoo password = 6$YyahoG!9
> > > >
> > > > and so on. Btw, those are examples so have fun hacking my mail. I
> > > > don't know if those are more or less secure since you are repeating
> > > > part of your password everywhere but it makes it easy to remember.
> > >
> > > Always remember, tricks like this make it tougher to guess.  The reason
> > > behind the old upper case, lower case, number and special character is
> > > to increase the number of characters needed to crack your password.  The
> > > more character sets, the lower the odds of guessing it.  But remember,
> > > someone is always winning the lottery, and their odds were just as long.
> > > With the speed of modern computers, this can be a real issue.  It just
> > > does not take as long to crack passwords as it used to.
> > >
> > > For email and programs that can not be secured via a private encryption
> > > key, these tools are the best you have.  But the OP wanted access to the
> > > box to admin or fix problems.  In these cases, eliminating ssh passwords
> > > all together eliminates even the lucky shot in the dark.  Besides, its
> > > actually easier to setup SSH to do things in a more secure way, than it
> > > is to set up all those access rights.  Ubuntu actually accepts keys in
> > > its default configuration, all you have to do is turn passwords to no.
> > >
> > > To the OP, trust me, set up the keys...
> > >
> > > If that is too easy, and you are bored, make it harder in a more
> > > constructive way.  For instance, if you ran Webmin on that server box,
> > > set it up to only respond to localhost.  Then setup your laptop so that
> > > xinetd listens on port 10001 (leaving 10000 to webmin your local box).
> > > Have xinetd start the SSH tunnel, automatically when you hit that port.
> > > With the keys enabled, webmin would come up from your machine(s) and
> > > only your machine(s) and handle the security silently in the background.
> > > >From a web browser, localhost:10001 should be your remote server.  Even
> > > this exercise is easier than that original linux.com post.
> > >
> > >
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