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Re: [gopher] gopher server security. WAS: gopher hosting

Simply close your gopher server daemon inside a jail, if you are really scared. Even if the gopher daemon gets somehow hacked, the attacker won't be able to get out of jail anyway.

Motsognir provides native support for jailed instances, on top of being written with utter care about security and isolation.


You might want to read the security chapter of the Motsognir's manual as well (page 19). A link to the manual is provided on the website above.


On 13/05/2016 01:57, J. R. Johnstone wrote:
Long time lurker here. Though I do appreciate the work you all do to
keep gopher going.

I am thinking of running a gopher server on a VPS I have with Linode.

I wanted to gauge all your guy's opinions about how secure it would be
to host a gopher server on a VPS that also had web sites.  What I am
getting at is do you think modern gopher servers are secure enough or
should I isolate it to its own VPS?  I understand nothings truly secure,
  I have a firewall set up, I monitor traffic and the like.  Just
general thoughts you might want to share.

Warmest regards,

J. R. Johnstone

On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 4:11 PM, Adam Thompson <arthompson1990@gmail.com
<mailto:arthompson1990@gmail.com>> wrote:

    On Thu, May 12, 2016 at 08:20:51PM +0200, chals wrote:
    > On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:26 PM, Fernan Bolando <ve4feb@gmx.ca
    <mailto:ve4feb@gmx.ca>> wrote:
    > > Hi all
    > >
    > > which gopher host are you guys using? I been looking at a few, but I am
    > > not sure how to compare them.
    > >
    > Some of us are using sdf's free gopher servers to host our sites (even
    > if we have our own private servers at home).
    > If you happen to be in Europe, you can take a look at sdf-eu's server.

    Agreed.  I personally use both sdfeu.org <http://sdfeu.org> and my
    own gopher server which is running pygopherd on a raspbery pi.
    Super simple to set up and the pi can handle the load with ease.

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