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    [ubuntu] VPN for US-Only Sites

    I would like to setup a VPN for a friend of mine overseas would would like to access US-Only based sites.

    Could someone explain how this is done ?

    Thanks!
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    [ubuntu] VMware virtual networks

    I'm working with vmware and 2 guests.
    One guest is XPsp3 and the other Ubuntu 8.10

    I'd like to have a virtual private network where
    XP uses Ubuntu as the gateway, so I can monitor and log
    all...
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    [ubuntu] Flip to forward mode

    tebbens@tebbens-desktop:~/save$ sudo echo "1" > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward
    bash: /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_forward: cannot overwrite existing file


    Just trying to flip to forward mode...what am I...
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    Re: What packages do I need to compile ?

    Found everything in Synaptic, thanks !
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    Re: What packages do I need to compile ?

    Thanks for the info !

    I always use Synaptic Package Manager so I can view descriptions..etc.
    Synaptic show many versions of automake, which would I pick ?

    I've never really used aptitude or...
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    What packages do I need to compile ?

    What packages do I need to compile programs ?

    I know I need build-essential, which I installed.

    There are a number of automake versions available.
    Which automake do I install ?

    Do I also...
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    [ubuntu] VBox - 2 mouse pointers via RDP

    I have VirtualBox 2.1.4 installed on Ubuntu 8.04 64-bit
    When I RemoteDesktop into one of the Windows Guest OSs I'm getting 2 mouse pointers.
    Does anyone know a fix for this ?

    Thanks !
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    [ubuntu] Installing VirtualBox on 8.04

    I'd like to install the latest VirtualBox on a Ubuntu 8.04 AMD64 system.

    Should I be installing virtualbox-ose listed in Synaptic, or via the http://www.virtualbox.org/ web site ?

    thanks!
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    Re: HOWTO: Use NXclient to remotely control Ubuntu

    When adding a user, what exactly does adding admin rights give ?
    How can I check/change admin rights for a current user ?

    Thanks !
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    [ubuntu] Re: No Samba Shares on 8.10

    I have to bump this thread again.... something is not right.

    On a new install of 8.10 I can view remote samba shares via smbclient & smbtree, but nothing in Nautilus (Places > Network or Places >...
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    [ubuntu] No Samba Shares on 8.10

    I'm not able to view network samba shares via (Places > Network & Places > Connect to a Server) from a fresh install of 8.10.

    Places > Network shows: Windows Network > WORKGROUP (but then nothing...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    This is getting boring.

    Next Topic? :)
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    For all the "ubuntu users there are", do you think the opposite
    is true... that most ubuntu users don't install a server ?

    The poll is more proof then anything I've seen posted here so far.
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    [ubuntu] Re: [SOLVED] samba and ufw

    Using ufw, here is mine....it works great.

    sudo ufw allow proto udp from 192.168.1.0/24 to any port 137
    sudo ufw allow proto udp from 192.168.1.0/24 to any port 138
    sudo ufw allow proto tcp from...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    Information in the form of logs....this is very important.

    Protection against certain types of attacks...
    Besides what is listed below, I'm sure there are other types.

    # SYN-FLOOD
    -N...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    I don't think a firewall should be on by default.
    What I would like to see is the option to turn it on, or at
    least a notice to the installer about fact that the firewall
    is off by default.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    There is nothing 100% safe, expecially computers!
    The default services may not be safe, along with any updates to them.

    My main problem is that there is absolutely no notification that the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    VERY interesting to read the first few posts !
    Wouldn't you say Brian_p ??
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    This means nothing because you know how to harden and keep secure the services you operate.
    Most people do not, and are not notified by Ubuntu during the os install or service install that
    the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    Starting a Poll sounds good, does anyone here have permissions to start it ?
    I would suggest asking 2 questions...

    1. Were you aware that Ubuntu is installed with the Firewall OFF?
    2. After...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    It does serve a purpose !
    It allows the installer to decide upfront if they want a firewall. One of the most important features of the system.

    If security is soo good on Ubuntu why is there not...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    Better safe upfront then sorry later.
    I'd rather see questions like that then an insecure server.

    Besides, my question was....
    What exactly is the problem with ASKING during the install ???
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    What exactly is the problem with asking during the install ?

    If you don't ask during the install then you have people installing services without any notification that the Firewall is OFF.
    ...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    I've been using Fedora for some time now, and just installed
    Ubuntu 8.04. I was VERY surprised to see the default install
    has the Firewall off.

    At the VERY least, ask during the install !!!
    I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Ubuntu firewall and Firestarter?

    After a new install the Ubuntu firewall is installed, not active or "on".
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