Configuration of a WEb server and security issues
Posted on 2004-04-28
I need some help in regards to setting up a web server and the security issues related to that. The plan is;
*The web server will be placed in a DMZ.
*It will only provide viewable information, meaning that users from the outside will not be able to write to it or download anything; only view the web page with information on it.
*It will be administered from the local network probably via SSL.
My questions are;
* Which services/protocols are abslolutely necesary for the server to function as described(I want to turn off/block everything not necessary).
* Is there a need for Anti-virus software on the server? My reasoning being that since nobody but a few authorized personal should have access to the server viruses should not be a concern or?
Thank you in advance