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Harden Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS

Its not enough to harden just Ubuntu. Its necessary to harden the rest of LAMP as well. So here is how I do it. Harden MYSQL sudo mysql_secure_installation answer Yes to all questions (but no need to change password) Harden PHP – and tune performance sudo apt-get install php5-suhosin sudo vi /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini uncomment this code or update setting max_execution_time =...

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How to Edit the DNS of your Domain Name

This is how to Edit the DNS of your Domain Name (example here is for GoDaddy) The general method is similar at most hosts. An “A record” connects your domain name to your server IP address. This is what allows users to type your domain name in a Web browser to access your website. The DNS (domain name service) translates the...

Backup MYSQL Database Automatically

Enter into crontab 25 7 * * * root mysqldump -u root -pPASSWORD –all-databases > /home/username/msql_database_`'+%m-%d-%Y'`.sql Enter at prompt mysqldump -u root -pPASSWORD –all-databases > /home/username/database_all.sql Change admin Password mysqladmin -u root -pOLDPASSWORD password NEWPASSWORD

How To Harden Debian Server

Its not enough to harden just Debain. Its necessary to harden the rest of Apache-MySQL-PHP as well. Harden MYSQL sudo mysql_secure_installation answer Yes to all questions (but no need to change password) Disabling SSH root login and settings sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config change PermitRootLogin yes to PermitRootLogin no LoginGraceTime 120 to LoginGraceTime 30 add line AllowUsers username username username Consider disabling...

How To Manage Fail2ban Using Perl Script On Remote Servers and A Control Mysql Database

Earlier I posted how to use a text file created by a script to similarly manage the rogue IPs that Fail2ban bans. The problem with using scripts and crontab is that it is not reporting in real-time. The method here works in real-time because Fail2ban reports directly to the MySQL on the control server. On each remote you’ll want to...

Install Rsync

Rsync Installation Instuctions sudo apt-get install rsync sudo vi /etc/rsyncd.conf copy into rsyncd.conf motd file = /etc/rsyncd.motd [servername] path = /home/username comment = This is the path to folder on the server uid = nobody gid = nobody read only = false auth users = username secrets file = /etc/rsyncd.scrt change username/servername sudo vi /etc/rsyncd.motd any message you want sudo...