Secure a small home server with no wan access, lan only ?

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  1. chrome_sturmen

    chrome_sturmen Registered Member

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    I have a small windows-based home server that I'm running headless. I've used a software firewall to block icmp, outgoing tcp, and udp-except for one udp allow rule for remote access so I can remote into the machine. Also, in the ip config I left the gateway blank.

    The machine has no internet access, but it works fine to share drives with my lan, which is what I set it up for.
    What sort of security might be needed for such a machine if any? There is basically nothing installed on it except for some management tools etc. I have many unneeded services disabled, not sure what else I'd need. I do have a software firewall installed as mentioned.

    Thoughts appreciated
     
  2. whitedragon551

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    What server OS are you running?
     
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    Without having a gateway configured any definition based file scanner will be useless. Id personally only worry about have an AV on my internet facing machines. Removing the gateway should be plenty. I have removed the gateway from XP machines in one of my corporate networks since the date XP no longer got updates and so far so good.
     
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