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July, 2010

  • 26 July

    Server Networking Tips

    Over the past year, we have covered many networking tips for servers. Here is a brief summary of the most important networking tips you should keep in mind for your dedicated server. 1. Use both a router firewall and a software firewall 2. Your name servers should be hosted on …

  • 8 July

    Free SSH Programs for Download

    SSH or Secure Shell is a secure method of accessing your web server for manipulation or file transfer (using SCP or SFTP). Here are a few software applications that you can use to access your server via SSH. 1. OpenSSH OpenSSH is the primary SSH client and server used for …

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 …

January, 2010

  • 29 January

    What is Putty?

    PuTTY is a free terminal emulator that supports SSH and many other protocols. Most users, particularly on Windows, find it very useful for connecting to a Unix or Linux SSH server. PuTTY has a graphical configuration interface with many useful features: storage of connection data for quick reconnection port forwarding …

  • 14 January

    The benefits of SFTP

    FTP is the primary method used by website owners to upload content to their servers or distribute large amounts of data. FTP is easy to use and generally efficient at doing its job, but no one would claim that it is completely secure. Generally speaking, files you upload to your …

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 …