Last month, we built a server using off-the-shelf hardware. This time, let’s set up some essential server services.
KVM, the Kernel Virtual Machine monitor, was announced in late 2006, and was merged in Linus’ tree in December the same year. It has very quickly gained wide acceptance and adoption for being the most promising and capable virtualisation strategy on Linux. Though a very young project, new features are being added at a very brisk pace thanks to the interest taken by several companies and developers across the globe.
Getting started with nginx, a powerful HTTP Web server/reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 reverse proxy.
It’s always fun to try out different hacks under the GNU/Linux freedom platform. The pride of becoming a command-line wizard makes everyone stay close to the CLI. Moreover, the CLI vests you with the ultimate power to control your machine.
Why buy expensive ‘branded’ servers? Build one yourself using off-the-shelf hardware.
Regular vulnerability assessment of your systems/networks is a must. OpenVAS is one such tool that can assist you.
Some network connectivity and troubleshooting tools.