[svlug] new svlug system
lordsauronthegreat at gmail.com
Tue Sep 19 18:56:19 PDT 2006
On Tuesday 19 September 2006 01:41, Alvin Oga wrote:
> hi ya svlug'erz
> == another (crazy) idea
> - im wondering and sitting here nervously and
> with itchy fingers to fix up the existing box
> however, we have no backup and no 2nd svlug.org server yet
> - would anybody out in svlug world care that we take it
> down for an hr or two to rebuild a new distro onto a new disk
I have no internet connection to host from, however...
My server is currently gathering dust in my bedroom. I could loan it to
SVLUG for a week or so while the old server is being resurrected. My
AMD Athlon 1400 Socket A
512 MB DDR SDRAM
60 GB IBM DeathStar HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX 4000 128 MB AGP 8x/4x
*working* CD-ROM drive
Debian 3.1 Sarge (currently installed - I'm going to put Gentoo on it
before my site goes up, so if you wipe the OS I really don't care -
just don't put Windows on it - it's been through enough of that!)
It has some fairly adaquate cooling capabilties. It's in a gigantic ATX
Full tower case though.
> - the machine was previously offline from say 4pm - midnight
> on sat while it lost it's "juice" ( power ) :-)
> and than restore the current html pages and mail archives
> - i'll throw in a freebie ( a new 300GB disk ) from fries
Consider a WD Raptor - they're MTBF is amazing.
> i'd be worried about it's reliability if i was you
> for anything one buys from fries which is the whole
> point of buying at fries.. it's cheap and convenient
Much of what's a fries does work, it's just their bargain bins that you
have to be extra careful of. Ex. their Emperex CD/CDRWs... still mad
about that dead disk.
> - normally we/i buy disks by the "case" (20-40 at a time )
> from distributors where reseller permits is required
Dang. Left me speechless there.
> - it'd be great if we can do this on tue night ... 10pm pst ??
> - we can than create the bind9 name.conf files for
> its own dns too and update svlug.org with the proper
> dns info for itself
> - the current machine surprisingly survived lots of attacks
> so those that had built, config'd and defined it did a good job
> however, from what everybody hears and agrees, it is no longer
> maintainable and "upgradable" to add new features/functions
> eg ... ( not to hide info .. )
> it's woody .. but i'd assume its corrupt db since
> everybody says its "un-maintainable" and bind can't
> be installed ( i donno .. i;d like to try after we have
> a separate working system )
Wow. That's old.
> it has gr-sec for those that didn't know
> it has ippl .. which is a 2-second solution to know where
> all connection comes from
> there seems to be otp but i don't think it's working right
> since i can use the same pwd more than once to get in :-)
> - this new system build will be done by "experienced" installers
> instead of newbies due to the nature of the machine and
> hardened accordingly
> - how you want it hardened can be discussed/polite-flamebait
> so everybody can learn what is "hardening" etc
Educate me! I know it makes it more secure, but I don't know the "how"
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