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July, 2010

  • 26 July

    Server Security Tips

    1. Do not allow direct root/administrator login 2. Make sure passwords are secure and changed regularly (by force if necessary) 3. Use a network firewall, such as APF 4. Use an application firewall, such as ModSecurity 5. Chroot all non-root users to keep them out of system directories 6. Use …

April, 2010

  • 6 April

    Secure user accounts with Jailkit

    No, it is not something to help you break out of jail. Jailkit is a suite of free and open source software that limits user accounts to a limited portion of the filesystem, utilizing a tool called chroot. It can also be used to limit users to specific commands or …

December, 2009

  • 11 December

    Keep SSH users in their home directories

    Since 2008, OpenSSH now has a feature that allows Linux system administrators to keep web hosting clients and other users out of system directories like /etc /bin /var, and others. In the past, admins had to rely on other packages, such as rssh. The process is called chroot, which essentially …