Originally Posted by mphayesuk
Ok What I am doing is using my suse 10 64bit box for ispconfig and at the moment I have 3 network cards in. I plan on having two for public use and one for my private lan.
1) What are the risks with having this configuration
2) Is there a way to protect my internal network from being accesed through the public cards.
I plan on not having root access through ssh but another admin style account, if this makes any difference.
could you please expand your definition of "public use"? do you mean one NIC is connected to the WAN (the big bad internet), the other NIC connects to the DMZ, and the final one to the private LAN? an ascii diagram of your network topology would not go astray here
if my assumptions above are correct, then 1) there will always be risks involved 2) but this can be minimised by using a correctly configured firewall AND
making sure all daemons on that server are listening on the correct interface. misconfiguration will make your linux server far more vulnerable than any windows desktop!