March 2nd, 2008 11:51 AM
safest way to upload webserver
running duel booting xp linux box
currently using windows as eth0 card fried (is this common been going for 4 years?) and using temp usb ethernet card to connect to outside world and linux has not picked it up.
what i really have issues with is this:
i have a second pc which can connect to my webserver. i do most of my work on this second pc. so if i have done some work which needs to be uploaded to the webserver i typically memory stickit or email to webserver then save in appropriate directory
other than using ftp is there another way?
forexample is it save to set up a shared folder in my htdocs? (under windows) provided i make it shared$ ???
but i thought this method might be insecure?
any ideas cheers
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March 2nd, 2008 02:51 PM
I don't quite understand what your concern is about.
1. If you connect to the internet there is a possibility that you will get infected.
2. If you connect two machines together, there is a possibility that they could cross infect eachother.
3. If you use any portable media to transfer data, there is a possibility that you transfer an infection with it.
i do most of my work on this second pc. so if i have done some work which needs to be uploaded to the webserver i typically memory stickit or email to webserver then save in appropriate directory
Assuming that the webserver is the most likely to become infected, I would continue to use either e-mail or the memory stick. Just make sure that you don't send anything back from the webserver to the production machine and that if you use a memory stick, it has a read only switch on it, so that malware cannot be transferred back from the webserver.
If you could tell us what scenarios you are envisaging we could probably help you more with the specifics.
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