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    [ubuntu] Re: Server Books for beginners?

    Well good news is I think the file server is working after consulting Google again with help.ubuntu.com.

    Maybe I'll go back to internet tutorials lol. If so I'll be careful to bookmark the...
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    [ubuntu] Server Books for beginners?

    I've started looking into books to learn from instead of scouring Google. I'm trying this Kindle book called Beginning Ubuntu Server Administration: From Novice to Professional by Sander Van Vugt. ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Can I use both Fail2Ban and Ossec?

    Wasn't sure if this thread would get a response. Thanks for the feedback.

    I'll just say that in my situation I took the plunge into a college competition and I'm in over my head, but that's okay....
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem running sudo apt-get update

    Could this be a DNS problem?

    When I have a fail to fetch issue I'll try editing /etc/resolv.conf and adding "nameserver 8.8.8.8" which is Google.

    This is only a temporary patch to do a test....
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    [ubuntu] Can I use both Fail2Ban and Ossec?

    While I'm learning Ubuntu, I still have lingering influence from my time with Windows. From force of habit I'm used to the idea that security programs like AntiViruses can conflict if you put more...
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    Stumped on Suricata IDS

    I realize there are quite a few Sticky write ups in the security section. I'm posting this because I've trying to run the Suricata IDS/IPS and running into a strange error.

    Because I'm a noob, I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nessus Scan "Damage"?

    Okay thanks for the feedback.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Nessus Scan "Damage"?

    Well the "Damage" description I read was vague, so I guess I wanted to be sure that was just DoS related and there wasn't something else I was missing.

    My understanding is you might knock out a...
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    [ubuntu] Nessus Scan "Damage"?

    I'm in a college cyber security program and experimenting with different tools. I'm throwing Nessus at Virtual Machines.

    I have heard that Nessus is very aggressive and could cause "Damage". I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Thanks for the trouble shooting tips. I had some idea that the resolv.conf might be over written on my Ubuntu netbook. I was not sure about the Debian machine running VirtualBox but after reboot it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Ironing out details. Put DNS-nameserver and search domain into /etc/resolv.conf on my Ubuntu Desktop netbook and it hooked on.

    Also put it into a Windows machine under IPv4 Properties, Advanced,...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Well finally it works. Getting browser, nslookup, and pings with other computers on the LAN.

    I'm going to admit that somehow when I moved back in a VM Snapshot the Firewall came back on. I'm...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    I seem to be able to ping this domain or even type Host 192.168.254.70 and have it return my domain name. But only on my server. Anything other computer on my LAN can't seem to find it.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    OMG I may have it.

    Did a host [IPaddress] look up and it came back with my assigned domain name.

    Successfully PINGed a new domain name on my LAN.

    I cannot believe how incomplete...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Going through this again by following the Help.Ubuntu.Com guide.

    Right now in the Db.192 file. For the SOA or first PTR the template shows it as ns.example.com.

    I'm not sure if the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Okay another tutorial identified the HostName.Example.Com as the FQDN and led me astray into terminology confusion.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Another thought, would it be a good idea for a noobie to try putting in a GUI frontend for BIND?

    My OS is Ubuntu Server CLI, but I also have an Ubuntu Desktop netbook that can talk to my server...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Clear as mud

    Usually the second step in these tutorials covers the named.conf.local file. Maybe I'm inaccurate in calling this a "Zone File" but this entry begins with the word zone so.......
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Well that's good to know.

    I came to this forum because I joined a college Cyber Defense team. Students try to learn about servers and security and build a network. We will be attacked by hackers...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    okay maybe I'm getting turned around by use of terminology on different websites.

    The tutorial on MixedUpEric just refers to my chosen "internal domain name" at least when filling out the zone...
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    [ubuntu] Bind9 zones: Domain Name or FQDN?

    Before coming to a forum to ask for help I really want to try my best to tackle something like this, but I am confused by Bind9. I follow these tutorials which seem to skip over details and make...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu 12.10 is lagging badly

    I'm a noobie and had trouble making a VM with 12.10

    I switched to 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support) which I imagine is much more stable.

    The most recent release of any OS is uncertain territory....
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    [ubuntu] Comment out # or //

    I just want to clarify if in a config file # or // mean about the same thing to comment out a line or if there are cases you use one or the other.

    # pound to comment out or

    // to comment out...
  24. [ubuntu] Re: Minimum Ram for UbuntuServer in VirtualBox?

    Yeah I don't think I can pull of 3 lol. Maybe 2.

    Oh well thanks for the quick replies.
  25. [ubuntu] Re: Minimum Ram for UbuntuServer in VirtualBox?

    Okay thanks. Just wondering how much I can squeeze out of this old Desktop.

    For now I gave Ubuntu Server 200 MB. I'll see how it goes when I add other machines.
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