Hello First, and I think most ipmortant thing would be to upgrade all mission-critical applications you are using. For sure you have to upgrade OpenSSH nad Exim. (run apt-setup, then apt-get update followed by apt-get upgrade). Second think would be to block all unwanted connection by iptables (man iptables could be helpfull ;) ) Securing your host is long subject... I'm not able to cover it in one e-mail (sure no one can :) ) ps. You don't have to ssh on a root account, simply ssh on a normal account and then invoke 'su' to get root privilages. -- Michael "carstein" Melewski | "One day, he said, in a taped segment firstname.lastname@example.org | that suggested chemical interrogation, mobile: 502 545 913 | everything had gone gray." gpg: carstein.c.pl/carstein.txt | -- Corto , 'Neuromancer'
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