Instead of the packaged WordPress I run the version provided by WordPress. It is installed using a different userid from the userid the web server runs as. To enable updates from the Admin Dashboard, I enabled sftp (ssh). This is how I did it. Using the sftp option requires the php ssh module. This command […]
When installing third-party applications, they often default to running as root. The server applications for TeamSite/LiveSite are among those. I have applied a simple modification to the init.d scripts that starts them as a non-root user. It also allows the scripts to be run by members of an administration group via sudo. This approach is […]
i recently had an issue with frequent login attempts against on of my services. These were almost all from countries that should not be accessing my service. To resolve the issue I implemented geo blocking with TCP Wrappers. This is how I went about geo blocking connections.
I’ve done a little tuning to my WordPress setup. In order to keep up to date, I’ve switched from the Ubuntu installation to a downloaded installation under /opt/wordpress. This is owned by my user and served by apache running as www-data. Updates are done using the sftp add-on. Securing /opt/wordpress I added myself to the […]
I use eximstats to report my daily email traffic. I have a fairly high rate of rejections, and wanted hostnames listed in the rejection reports. To resolve this I developed a patch to capture the hostname related to the IP address, and add this data to the rejection reports. The enhanced list saves me the […]
How to provide DNS server addresses to IPv6 clients using Router Announcements.
Back up Windows PCs and Laptops using BackuPC. Includes installing rsycnd on Windows.
Set up a BackupPC Server on Ubuntu. Includes configuration of Linux and OpenWrt clients using rsyncd.
Configuring a common login for Dovecot IMAP(s) and Exim SMTP. Also Exim Submission port and TLS (SSL) configuration.
Replacing 6to4 tunnel with 6in4. IPv6 enabling Bind, Exim, SPF, Squid, and updating Databases containing IP addresses.