Fight Brute Force Attacks with DenyHosts

A Brute force attack is a particularly sinister way for those with malicious intent to gain access to your server.  The premise of this type of attack is to ultimately have root access in order to accomplish whatever goal the attacker may have.  To do this, the attacker typically uses software that attempts to guess […]

Using a Low End Box for Backups

Every system administrator should have a server backup of some form.  For on-premise servers, it may be an external storage device, either physically connected to the server or stored within a network-attached storage (NAS) device.  For remote servers, you can still use a local storage or lease a separate server for backups.
In some cases, your […]