Hardening SSHD for Security

The secure shell daemon should be hardened to prevent unauthorised access before being put into a production environment or exposed to the internet. 1. Verify the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file contains the following lines and that they are not commented out:

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Setting up Observium

What is Observium? Observium is an autodiscovering SNMP based network monitoring platform written in PHP which includes support for a wide range of network hardware and operating systems including Cisco, Windows, Linux, HP, Dell, FreeBSD, Juniper, Brocade, Netscaler, NetApp and many more. ¬†Observium has grown out of a lack of network monitoring platforms which are… Read more »

Putty Command Line Switches

I’ve put together a few common command line switches as a reference as they seem to be hard to come by on the internet currently. Download the latest version of Putty from here Specify Login -l Specify Password -pw: Specify Port Number -P Specify and Turn on X11 Forwarding -X -x:localhost:0 Specify SSH Private Key… Read more »

PHP Test Script

  To see whether PHP is running on the web server, you can create a simple script which will self generate a page full of PHP information. It will give you the following information: System information Build date Server API Virtual directory support Path to PHP.ini Additional configuration files Additional used configuration files Others…. Simply… Read more »