Month: February 2007


Syslog-ng and Squid Logging

Since there are a million HOWTOs on setting up remote logging with syslog-ng, I won’t bother going over it again. I will however take this moment to go into a little about how you can setup remote logging of your Squid servers. We are going to take advantage of some of the built in regex …

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Linux Firewalls and QoS

Date: 15 Feb 2007 There are complex and simple firewalls. They can be as simple or as in depth as one is willing to put the time and effort into learning and configuring them. The simple firewalls being to just allow or drop packets based on protocol or source or destination IP. The complex being …

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A Few Apache Tips

Last week I gave a few tips about SSH, so this week I think I will give a few tips about apache. Just to reiterate, these are tips that have worked for me and they may not be as efficient or as effective for your style of system administration. Logging I don’t know about anyone …

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SSH Organization Tips

Over the years, I have worked with many SSH boxen and had the pleasure to manage even more SSH keys. The problem with all that is the keys start to build up and then you wonder which boxes have which keys in the authorized keys file and so on and so on. Well, I can’t …

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Super Security vs. Ease of Use

I think I am going to get back onto my soapbox about being extraordinarily secure, only this time, I am going to compare it to ease of use. I would once again like to reiterate the fact that I am strongly for security in all its aspects. However, some people get into the presence of …

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Some Introduction

First off I’d like to thank Dancho Danchev for the mention in his blog entry PR Storm. Part of me creating a blog was no thanks to reading his and reposting it to Linux Security. I also plan on commenting a little on some of the things he has to say. Now that I have …

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