Web servers on classic hardware (was: Re: OS/2 1.3 EE)

From: Bryan Pope <bpope_at_wordstock.com>
Date: Fri Jan 4 13:48:22 2002


        I would think that if the system was not Intel and/or Windows based, you
wouldn't have to worry about most security exploits.

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        For a C64 :) web server, goto http://c64.cc65.org/

> That reminds me of a question. Say I want to set up a webserver on my
> <on-topic machine>. If it runs NetBSD, then great, I can run recent
> versions of all the necessary software with all of the latest security
> fixes. However, if I want/have to run <on-topic software combination>,
> there's a good chance that old vulnerabilities will be available on the
> system. How much would I have to worry about this?
> Here are some of my thoughts so far:
> * Most exploitation activities may be directed at newer software, leaving
> exploits of the <on-topic software combination> forgotten.
> * Isolate the system from everything else, so if it was compromised, there
> would be no need to care.
> --
> Jeffrey S. Sharp
> jss_at_subatomix.com
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 13:48:22 GMT

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