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Well this Thursday night and Friday I plan to set up an Apache web server on my second machine. I've never done it before and was wondering if someone could give me a few tips. I don't need a guide, I've already got a book.
I have a router that connects my three machines and I now I'll have to enable port 80 forwarding to that machine. What are the risk though to my other computers by opening the one up to the net.
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No more risk than what was already there. Port 80 is only used for web, so other services can't be exploited through it. Just make sure that every port, except those that you need, are blocked and you should be fine. For my web server I have 4 ports open: 80 for the web, 443 for https, 20 and 21 for ftp. For a little extra security boost, use IP tables on your server. The only security you need to worry about is what sort of permissions you are giving the web users. I had a friend that accidentally gave full control to the web users, and after some trying we were actually able to do anything to his machine that we wanted. Now dont get scared, he was trying something new that he should have never done. The funny thing is, I can't seem to do the same in a Windows machine; only linux.
    
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