Since we recently learned about basic Linux firewalls, I figured that it would be good to cover some more advanced firewall topics. There are a lot of settings that we can use to allow or deny specific traffic from specific hosts. So, let’s jump right in and take a look!
Setting up a Linux Firewall
One of the first tasks that should be accomplished when deploying a new server (and in reality, any new machine) is setting up a software firewall. On a Linux computer, this is accomplished using iptables. We can use the /sbin/iptables command to manipulate our firewall, or we can directly edit the /etc/sysconfig/iptables file. Each has […]
Configuring SSH on a New Server
I recently showed everyone how to install a new CentOS server, and now that we have a running system, we need to do some basic configuration to SSH to make sure our server is secure. When you install your operating system, you should have created an initial root password. We will use this to log […]
Deploying a New CentOS Server
All my doggs keep asking me how to set up a server. I ask them what kind of server, but they never really know. They want to learn Linux, and I want them to too! So I barked to myself, “Why don’t we write up a post to show them how!” Yea! So here I’ll […]