whitehat Posted August 26, 2012 Share Posted August 26, 2012 I have an extra desktop computer with no OS installed, that I use for playing with live boot linux disks. I would like to host my own server/website, with the maximum possible security and anonymity then offer it up as a hacking target like www.hackthissite.org so that I can learn by trial and error how to secure/run a server, and maybe make a few friends in the process (visitors). What choices would you make to get started? Do you think that the choice of server matters, or are they all basically equal except for whichever one is easiest to configure properly? Should I just go with Apache despite all the vulnerabilities? What would be the role of a service like www.noip.com or dyn.com? Would those DNS services actually keep website visitors from seeing my home internet connection IP? If I register a domain, sign up an account at www.noip.com, is that no IP host my nameserver for the DNS name? If I have the website/webapp running on the old desktop I'm making my server, then can I still use VPNs on my other home computers/laptops/devices without knocking my website offline? Does it matter which distro/OS I pick, and what do you recommend if so? Most of the sec distros at www.distrowatch.com are blackhat focused, so I don't know if it would really help me as the webmaster / sys admin? Should I use something like NetSecL or LPS that is configured to be isolated and more locked down? Thanks in advance Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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