I find myself yet again trying to wrap my head around Linux. More specifically, I’m trying to set up a server so I can learn how to configure and secure it.
I found a site that purports to have a beginner’s guide to using Debian. It looks pretty good on the surface, but I’m not sure if it is or not. After all, according to Rule of Acquisition #59, free advice is seldom cheap.
So if any of the Linux gurus on here would mind taking a quick look at aboutdebian.com and tell me what they think, I would sincerely appreciate their feedback. If it’s not a good site, perhaps they could direct me to something better. Keep in mind I have already downloaded about four DVDs of the newest version of Debian–which just got released literally two days ago–so if you’re going to suggest a different distro, I’d appreciate a reason why.
Also, could someone point me toward a resource for securing an Internet server? This is what I really need to learn to do, and I would also like to figure out how to do it “the hard way” (i.e, without a GUI, since I like to understand the theory behind things, and I don’t mind taking my time to do it).