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1177RE: [nslu2-general] Re: Some simple questions

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  • Computer Guy
    May 15, 2005
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      The NSLU2 has a web server enabled by default; this is the way you access
      the admin interface. If you used DynDNS, you could point port 80 to your
      NSLU2 and people would be able to access the device through the same web
      interface.

      As for security; that should be your primary concern... If you allow
      everybody to have access through the web interface, as was stated earlier,
      you are opening up a hole that hackers will attempt to gain access through.
      While it may not be the easiest of solutions, it would still be better to
      set up a separate web/ftp server and host the files through there. That
      way, you have 2 layers of security - 1 from the NSLU2 and 1 from your
      separate server. Just my $.02.

      Matt B.

      -----Original Message-----
      From: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com]
      On Behalf Of ladeeda168
      Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 11:35 PM
      To: nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [nslu2-general] Re: Some simple questions

      Thanks for your help.

      I am concerned about #2 (sharing with people outside my network)...What
      about all the people who run web servers off their NSLU2? How do they keep
      from "being hacked?"

      All I wanna do is share photos and maybe a few other files with family and
      friends...and I don't want to do it so they have to do it through an FTP
      client.

      --- In nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com, "jncharli - tele2"
      <jncharli@t...> wrote:
      > Hello,
      >
      >
      >
      > 1) You should have assigned an Netbios Name to your NSLU2.
      >
      > All the shares you created will appear in « My Network place »
      with the name
      > of the NSLU2, and the name of the share.
      >
      > Note that if even if you haven't created any share, there should
      be 2 lines
      > by default :
      >
      > - admin1 on <NSLU2_Name_you_assigned>
      \\<NSLU2_Name_you_assigned>\admin
      > 1
      >
      > - disk 1 on <NSLU2_Name_you_assigned>
      > \\<NSLU2_Name_you_assigned>\disk 1
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > 2) Be careful that allowing the outside world to connect to
      your NSLU2
      > means that everybody connected to Internet is able to try and hack
      your
      > files. This is a significant security concern that should be
      raised.
      >
      >
      >
      > To be able to share a ressource from outside your network (you LAN
      = Local
      > Area Network), you must enable the `sharing protocol' (aka
      Netbios) to cross
      > your equipments (mainly your router).
      >
      >
      >
      > There are 3 steps to perform
      >
      >
      >
      > Step 0 : Check if your ISP doesn't block the Netbios ports
      >
      >
      >
      > Sometimes (more and more often), the ISP blocks the Netbios ports
      for
      > security reasons.
      >
      > You should check in the FAQ if your ISP blocks the Netbios ports.
      If it the
      > case (like for mine), there is no real solution, other than
      changing your
      > ISP.
      >
      >
      >
      > Step 1 : Allow the Netbios trafic to cross your router/firewall
      >
      >
      >
      > Currently, most of the router embedd a firewall. You then must
      tell your
      > firewall embedded in the router you want to enable Netbios in both
      direction
      > :
      >
      > TCP 137
      >
      > UDP 138
      >
      > TCP 139
      >
      > (sorry, there are maybe others, but here are the ports found in
      books).
      >
      >
      >
      > Step 2 : Tell your router what equipment (IP adress) will be the
      target of
      > incoming Netbios trafic
      >
      >
      >
      > You must configure your router to set the NSLU2 to be the
      destination of all
      > incoming Netbios requests.
      >
      > There is a common mode called `DMZ mode' that can be used. In this
      mode, all
      > incoming requests (Netbios or not) are sent to a single IP adress.
      This mode
      > should be used for tests purposes.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Hope it can help
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Greetings
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > _____
      >
      > De : nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com [mailto:nslu2-
      general@yahoogroups.com] De
      > la part de ladeeda168
      > Envoyé : samedi 14 mai 2005 08:39
      > À : nslu2-general@yahoogroups.com
      > Objet : [nslu2-general] Some simple questions
      >
      >
      >
      > I've been scouring the Wiki and this group for an answer, but
      don't
      > seem to be able to find what I need. I think these are very, very
      > basic questions:
      >
      > 1) How is the drive that is attached to the NSLU2 viewed from in-
      > network computers? Is it in "My Network Places?" I've tried
      looking
      > at the manual, but this simple question doesn't seem to be
      answered?
      >
      > 2) How do people OUT of my network view files? Is there a way to
      do
      > this without starting up an ftp client? Like a webpage based
      > interface? Or something else? I would like to eliminate the FTP
      > component and just have someone type in my domain (which would
      then be
      > run off DynDNS)...
      >
      > Thanks!
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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