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Easy Peasy Linux Firewalling – iptables

A lot of our customers have asked for firewalls, and since this is a common theme, i decided that I would help them out. Of course it can be a mission to learn how to make your own and what … Continue reading

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Quick and easy iptables blocking and firewalling basics

A customer emailed in today had noticed somebody trying to hack or crash his VPS. He tracked it down to one particular IP address but didnt know how to block him. There are several things you can do to block … Continue reading

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Woop! WordPress hosting launch

Today we launch our Woop! WordPress hosting service. We are pretty excited about this. Many of our RimuHosting customers run WordPress on the VMs they host with us. That makes sense since 30% of the world's sites run on WordPress. … Continue reading

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Business as usual in the Covid-19 pandemic

For customers using RimuHosting services, we don't expect the covid-19 pandemic will have any impact on our provision of services for you to use. Existing servers are continuing to operate as normal and for now, provision of new services is … Continue reading

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“Sad SACK” network protection

Netflix has identified several vulnerabilities in the TCP networking stack that affects all Linux users with un-patched kernels. The vulnerabilities have been assigned CVE-2019-11477, CVE-2019-11478 and CVE-2019-11479. All three issues have already been mitigated for all our VPS customers. The … Continue reading

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Modernizing your ancient server distro

RimuHosting has now been providing VM servers for over 15 years. Back in the day the state of the art distros we setup for customers included 32-bit Debian 3- and Ubuntu 6-based servers. Things have moved on.  By default all … Continue reading

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Whitelist your own computer in fail2ban

Fail2ban is a great "dynamic" firewall for servers that is installed by default on many of our VPSs, and we can install it on your VPSs at your request. It protects against brute-force attacks, where an attacker is trying to … Continue reading

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Keeping WordPress secure

According to Wikipedia, "WordPress is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web, at more than 60 million websites."  It's also the most commonly installed blogging system on our customers' servers, and we use it to run the … Continue reading

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Rimuhosting May 2015 newsletter

A recap of recent improvements We have been doing some major networking upgrades over in Dallas. Lots of 10G fiber being run. More uplink capacity. More capacity between servers. We have expanded our global presence to Frankfurt. You can order … Continue reading

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Brute force SSH protection

We have implemented some brute force SSH attack protection on VMs. Your servers should start to receive fewer connections from bots trying to bruteforce crack passwords on your server user accounts. Behind the scenes we have setup honey trap servers.  … Continue reading

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