Originally Posted by primal23
My server had ping open for maybe an hour, and it was enough for us to get hit at least 30 times a day by spambots.
Well none of my configuration files have been changed from fresh install -- Not that I would know how too change anything without breaking the system -- So unless it comes pre-set with open ports, I don't know.
My main goal was for my Father-In-Law to be able to access and control his own websites which I host, and to be able to run contact forms - Rather than posting an e-mail address on my sites.
Not so sure all the aggravation over the last week is worth opening my server up to the world to use at their own free will. I will watch the mail logs for a few days, and see if it mellows out - If not, I will have to try another way I guess.