Introducing bakop

Introducing http://bakop.com, the offsite FTP backup service We have 'broken out' the popular RimuHosting-customer-only backupspace service into a standalone and separately branded service.  That anyone can sign up for and use. You get to use however much space you need.  No file quotas.  The setup continues to use the linux-foo goodness that enables sshfs, sftp,… Continue reading Introducing bakop

Disabling exploitable proftpds

A stack overflow bug has been identified in ProFTPd.  This bug allows users to gain remote access (usually root) to an attacker.  This bug requires immediate attention and potentially a restore to the last backup image of your server. Information on the bug can be found here: http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2010-4221 We have been handling the issue per… Continue reading Disabling exploitable proftpds

Security at home – encrypted home directories

This isn't directly server related at all, more for the home or office user who wants to make sure things are nice and secure. At the office we like to also make sure our desktops are fairly safe to connect from as well, mostly  in case the machines ever get stolen, we know our data… Continue reading Security at home – encrypted home directories

Failover – What happens when your VPS goes down?

A lot of customers are realizing that having 1 single VPS is great, but if for some reason it goes down and crashes, customers are left wondering what happened. Whilst rimuhosting monitor long term excessive CPU useage, it might be an hour before we realize a VPS has had an OOM error (out of memory)… Continue reading Failover – What happens when your VPS goes down?

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 to do or not do, and some of the pre-made ones can be confusing. So… Continue reading Easy Peasy Linux Firewalling – iptables

Using the RimuHosting API to integrate with Server Density

A few weeks back we released our RimuHosting server management API (which lets users programmatically do things like setup new servers, shut them down, resize their memory or disk and reboot them). Ivan here has been busy integrating our API into a few third party 'cloud computing' APIs.  Like libcloud, jclouds and deltacloud. The third… Continue reading Using the RimuHosting API to integrate with Server Density

rdiff-backup script using sshfs for larger backups

We have had a few customers who have much more data to back up, and taking a copy of that every day uses a LOT of disk space and can be time consuming. The answer is rdiff-backup . It does incremental backups whenever you run it, only backing up the difference from the initial complete… Continue reading rdiff-backup script using sshfs for larger backups