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    Better late than never!

    You know what they say, you're only as old as you feel and that age is only an arbitrary number - My problem is that that I feel ruddy ancient, everything aches! :eek: I remember when I used to walk to work, now I have to work to walk! :p But in all seriousness, the warm welcome is very much...
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    Open ports

    Thanks @SlowCoder - Excellent call. I've just ordered a used copy from eBay. Am I correct in presuming that the one you are referring to is by Christopher Negus? There are plenty of PDF copies online, but I much prefer having the physical book in hand to read. This comes with age I'm afraid.:)
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    Open ports

    That's really helpful and very much appreciate.
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    Open ports

    Thanks @f33dm3bits - I'm actually okay with 'ss' and netstat, although my terminology and explanations are way out - Sorry! I'm endeavoring to get in to the habit of refer to the man function to retrieve more information before posting questions on here - I'll be honest, I don't always...
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    Open ports

    As a complete novice I'm currently using the 'ss' command to manually look for open ports on my system. I feel its important to manually do this whilst I'm learning how Linux works. As my experience and knowledge with this platform improves I will create specific scripts to complete tasks, but...
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    Better late than never!

    I'm old lol!
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    Sort of new to Linux - want an easy to use, but 'very secure' OS with full OS encryption - advice on which OS>?

    Excellent, I thought I was being overly paranoid for a basic testing web server. What firewall are you using? As I noted above, I was intending to deploy IPFire, but from what I can determine, it doesn't appear to be compatible with fail2ban.
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    Sort of new to Linux - want an easy to use, but 'very secure' OS with full OS encryption - advice on which OS>?

    @1bit the double USB worked for me, although my server isn't a live server as of yet, the principle are exactly the same.. @SlowCoder talking of firewalls, I was considering IPFire on Unbuntu, can Fail2ban be used in conjunction or is this overkill for a basic webserver? Also whats your...
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    What Is Linux

    Great read @Rob and interesting to understand the philosophy around Linux creation which is evident in it's architecture. I think the appeal of Linux to people is more than it's basic command structure, versatility and ability to multitask, its the freedom to connect and share ideas which keeps...
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    Better late than never!

    Firstly a huge thank you to all of you who have offered a very warm welcome to the form! I'll be honest from the start, I AM A LINUX NOVICE, there's just no escaping the fact that my experience of using Linux is very limited, although I do have some which goes back over 15 years. Why now after...
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    Kali install in a virtual machine on W10

    Great idea, will do that now.
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    Kali install in a virtual machine on W10

    Sorry - I should've reported back. I'm pleased to say I figured it out just after posting my initial message. I had forgot to start the 'tor' service and had assumed the error was to do with an earlier issue. Once I retraced my steps I was able to eliminate what I had done or hadn't done as the...
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    Kali install in a virtual machine on W10

    It’s appreciated, it’s very easy to try and run before you walk. I would very much like to do this the correct way and at least establish a basic foundation of knowledge before shooting off in the wrong direction. I mean I can do basics things such as deal with permission, interrogate local...
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    Kali install in a virtual machine on W10

    Thanks for the heads up - Its always useful to listen to the advice of others - Every day is a school day, there's always something new to learn. Whilst Kali is new to me as is Linux in general, I'm not a complete novice, I do have some basic knowledge of commands, file system etc - I'm able to...
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