Hardening SSH on your Ubuntu Server

Secure Shell (SSH) is an amazing cryptographic network protocol, and it undoubtedly helps secure a huge slice of today's Internet - giving sysadmins robust remote access to their servers, but also so much much more. I've been using SSH on Linux Servers for longer than I can remember. Well, not quite. I do remember those "telnet" days when nobody had … Continue reading Hardening SSH on your Ubuntu Server

Huntercoin node on Ubuntu 16.04

Following on from some recent research into Cryptocurrencies, I've been looking at the somewhat unique Huntercoin. It claims to be a so-called "human mine-able" cryptocurrency. I'm not so much interested at the moment in actually playing what I presume is some kind of online game for mining the coins, as I see there is a core … Continue reading Huntercoin node on Ubuntu 16.04

Building a Namecoin server with Ubuntu 16.04

In what has turned out to be an in-depth look at multiple cryptocurrencies recently, I've been having a deeper look into Namecoin. This research has meant having to spin up test virtual machines and since Ubuntu 16.04 is my server OS of choice (the 64-bit LTS server version) here's how I've setup a Namecoin node. Your results … Continue reading Building a Namecoin server with Ubuntu 16.04

Configure static IP address on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

Ubuntu 16.04 has been out for just over a month now, and I'm in the process of upgrading some boxen. In some cases I've been completely reinstalling them for that clean fresh feel, and find myself once again having to configure static IP addresses. Doing this can be problematic (made worse by the fact that even … Continue reading Configure static IP address on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server