On Apr 4, 2006, at 4:52 AM, Gaspard B. wrote:
incur. What actions have be regularly performed to keep this setup
healthy and secure under normal conditions?
Please keep me informed (if possible) on this topic,
This is a very broad question ;-) IF you follow the steps to put
sshd on a higher port you will avoid tons of automated ssh attacks.
As far as maintenance goes, you will need to rotate your log files
and delete sessions older then a certain time frame with a cron job.
THere is a great debian sys admin web site that has many tutorials
on things like firewall rules and other security measures. Aside from
these things mentioned, as long as you don’t write insecure web apps
that allow attackers to gain a foothold, you should be alright.
Its not a ton of work to run your own server, especially if its just
for a few small apps. I have a vps setup with the same guidekines
that runs my blog and I hardly ever have to log into the server to do
anything. YMMV of course but don’t be afraid of your own server. Its
a rewarding experience.
And you can always ask here on the list and I will try to help out
with problems you run into.