If you are reading this, welcome to the Dual PIII-850 in my basement. My setup was successful, and I can now fire my old hosting provider csoft.net. The new server is based on Gentoo, running among other things:
- Name server software which offers a $100 bounty on any submitted security exploits that has yet to be claimed. The author apparently emulates a gyrating penis, but being an asshole hardly affects code quality.
- By the same author as djbdns, it carries the same security history.
- Spam Assassin
- The quintessential spam filtering utility. Pain in the ass to properly configure as a default qmail email scanner, but once it’s working, it can even reject messages that are too “spammy” right at the smtp level.
- Kickass intrusion detection system. Combined with my iptables firewall, locked-down ssh, and complete lack of telnet support, hopefully I won’t get hacked
I’m still tweaking, and fixing my crusty old website code to work under the new environment until I have time to rewrite it, but the bulk of the work is done. If anyone wants to host with me, I’m more than willing to set people up. It’s fun-a!