[LUNI] Making a private network somewhat public.
tprinty at mail.edisonave.net
Tue Dec 11 13:47:41 CST 2007
What about using anther system that has internet access to generate the
report. You can setup MySQL to only allow this system and the 7 others
to access the DB. The report system would hit the MySQL instance and
then be allowed to send out the email reports. You should still consider
some type of hardware based firewall or turning ip an iptables based
firewall on the box that will connect to the Internet.
On Tue, 2007-12-11 at 13:26 -0600, Richard Reina wrote:
> I have a small linux LAN (7 pcs) that runs a homemade database application
> (perl mysql). They've had little if any reason to need to be connected to
> the internet and due to my lack of prowess as a system admin and to the fact
> that any loss of data or interuption would be very disruptive, I have
> elected to keep it that way. However, there is an increasing need for me to
> be able to send reports that are generated by the application via email --
> without me having to go to another computer that is connected to the
> internet and retype the report.
> Can anyone give me some suggestions on the most secure way to allow access
> to sending emails and the level of risk associated with doing so.
> Thanks for any ideas.
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