Tag Archives: Servers

Hardening an Nginx Server

Besides the Clarkonium.net site where I host this blog, I have several other sites that I maintain. This is all more of an educational effort for myself than anything really important. That said, I am a neophyte in terms of server security. It’s something I want to do better. What better place to start than by evaluating security settings on some of my “play” sites that use nginx as the server component?

Like I said, I’m no expert, but these are some of the things I have done to my own sites.

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River5 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with a CloudAtCost VS

River5 is the latest in a series of RSS News Aggretators written by Dave Winer. You can read his announcement here. These notes describe how to set up a River of News on a Virtual Server (VS) purchased or rented from CloudAtCost and freshly imaged with Ubuntu 14.04.

These notes assume that you have done some work in configuring your VS with a user, other than root, that has super user privileges. If you need help doing the initial setup of your VS, look here.

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