[MPlayer-dev-eng] Re: [Ffmpeg-devel] mphq2 - admins wanted

Richard Harman mplayer-dev-eng
Wed Sep 7 06:38:49 CEST 2005

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(an avid MPlayer fan steps out of the woodwork)

While I consider myself a skilled *NIX admin, I'm not even going to try
asking for root on mphq2. :)

What I'd like to offer is my skills as an intrusion detection analyst.
I'd like to maintain, and monitor a Snort instance for mphq2 (preferably
not *on* mphq2, but on a separate system on a span port, or via a hub).

I have homebrew scripts that download (but don't apply until I say _go_)
 updated snort.org VRT rules from snort.org, the community rules, and
bleeding snort rules.  All I'd need is a mysql database, and a PHP
enabled webserver for an analysis console.

Just something to think about... I don't have to be your IDS analyst,
but I think it's a good idea.

Re: general system security, if you're going with Linux as your OS, I
highly recommend the GRSecurity kernel patch available at
http://www.grsecurity.net/.  It's a little difficult to configure, but
on a headless colocated server, it's a lifesaver of a patch because it
stops lots of exploits from script kiddies dead flat.  I'm not going to
say it's 100% hackerproof, becuase nothing is ;)  But it's a great start.

Richard Harman

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> writes:
>>I recieved yesterday a nice, big packet containing a lot
>>of carton, a little bit of plastic and lots of electronics.
>>Ie, I recieved our new server.
>>Thus, it's now time to form an admin crew for it.
>>I want to have at least 3, at most 5 people taking
>>care of this machine. Any volunter has to be
>>* trusted by either the MPlayer or ffmpeg project
>>  developers
>>* reliable
>>* familiar with administrating linux servers
>>  (meaning, you how it works, you do not need
>>   deep insight knowledge about everything
>>   and no previous admin experience is required
>>   as long as you know what you are doing).
>>If you think you meet these criteria, then please
>>respond to this mail stating your qualifications.
> I know a thing or two about Linux systems (and web, mail(man), etc.),
> so I could act as a backup admin, in case nobody else is around,
> although I don't have time to take primary responsibility for anything
> major.

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