The set of instructions below worked quickly and easily for your Linux Server
You must be logged on as “root” to make this change:
Login to Linux box as root and enter root’s password:
Check the current date and time of the Linux box by entering:
[root@mybox me]# date
Linux yields the current settings:
[root@mybox me]# Wed Apr 7 12:03:45 EDT 2004
Change the current time and date of the Linux box by entering:
[root@mybox me]# date 040713032004
would change the time and yield:
[root@mybox me]$ Wed Apr 7 13:03:00 EDT 2004
Telnet should be disabled, and you should use SSH. Telnet sends password in plain text, and ‘crackers/hackers’ can obtain these passwords easily compared to SSH, and then takeover your dedicated web server. 1. Login to your dedicated server via SSH as root.
2. Type: pico -w /etc/xinetd.d/telnet
3. Change the disable = no line to disable = yes.
4. CTRL+X then Y then enter to save the file.
5. Restart xinted. Type: /etc/rc.d/init.d/xinetd restart
>Server security is as important as network security because servers
often hold a great deal of an organization’s vital information. If a
server is compromised, all of its contents may become available for the
cracker to steal or manipulate at will. The following sections detail
some of the main issues.
Continue reading Server Security Considerations
Getting started with Linux can seem complex, but we will walk you through the first steps. Installation not required
Continue reading Beginners Guides: Linux Part 1: Getting Familiar
Over the past few articles, we have been extolling the virtues of Linux, and how and why you should use it. This article is slightly different. We are sure that many Windows users who read the previous articles scoffed at various points. Well, in this article, we are going to wear our Windows hat, and try to look at Linux from the point of view of a Windows evangelist.
Continue reading Current Problems with Linux
Become your own hosting source. With Reseller hosting you can offer Web hosting services as if they were your own. Learn what is involved in our Reseller hosting FAQs.
Continue reading Reseller Web Hosting FAQ