I noticed in Google today that I have achieved an SEO perfect 10 for my name, meaning that every single result is a page that was created or attributable to me. Of course, since SEO glory can be very brief, I better hurry up and celebrate.
Administering a web server means dealing with a server that is literally constantly under attack. And having your server get hacked is certainly not a fun experience. So I make an effort to improve security where possible. Here are my quick and dirty notes on securing SSH on a new server.
First, we add a non-root user:
And set a password for our new user:
Now we give this user permission to gain root access.
And insert the line
myusername ALL=(ALL) ALL
This allows us to disable root login in the sshd config.
And uncomment the following line.
I also suggest using key based authentication so you can disable password logins to ssh completely. For more info on doing this, go to :
Scott Berkun from automattic is talking about blogging every day and how he and the wordpress development team are starting to do this internally. It’s a great practice which he calls dogfooding; I love this word. The great part about this is that when developers use their own products then they get better, faster, because they experience the same frustrations that we as users do. More dogfooding please
Evan Soloman is talking about a/b testing. He ended with a note that a .org plugin is forthcoming. Exciting.