raywood at magma.ca
Wed Jun 11 13:25:07 EDT 2003
On Wed, Jun 11, 2003 at 01:12:17PM -0400, Mark Mortimer remarked:
> Hi all,
> I've stayed away from Internet chatting due to all the
> warnings I've read about it being a security hazard. However,
> I would like to use it as I see its benefits. Are there any
> suggestions? good tutorial sites? Questions I have are, which
> IRC client is best, how do I open the necessary ports and keep
> others closed. What and where are the port access logs for
> review and what would I look for when reviewing. How do I know
> when my 'chat' is being compromised. Etc...
> Thanks for any help!
> PS I'm using Rogers as my ISP and I'm running RH8 on an Intel x86.
I would tend to think that IRC security and firewalls are 2
separate issues. If you have a decent firewall running, then
that should be that. Fire up either XChat (if you like GUI IRC
clients) or irssi (if you prefer console IRC clients), and visit
us at irc.oclug.on.ca #oclug sometime :)
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