Tag Archives: server

SSH Password Logging

So, i’m alive.  I know I don’t post as often as I should.  And I know you probably feel left out, alone, bereft.  Fear not, I am back.

Logging Attempted Passwords With SSH

Anyway, remember that post I made of ssh attempts way back when?  Well, I got bored.  I decided it wasn’t enough to see the usernames attempted, I needed to see the passwords attempted as well.  My first thought was to use one of the honeypot ssh servers that exist and simply run the real ssh on another port.  I didn’t like that approach.  For one thing,  I don’t want the attacker to actually make it in, not even to a fake environment.

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Software raid with linux.

Recently, i noticed my once massive 500 GB hard drive had been reduced to nothing more than 3-4 gigs of free space. I decided i wanted more. I also decided, i didn’t like the idea of one hard drive dying and taking every byte of data i’ve collected with it. This meant redundancy. Now, there are a lot of solutions out there for making storage redundant. But, I decided I had a price range of only $200-$300 total. There was now only one solution. Linux software raid. Read more »

99.13% uptime

I’ve been using host-tracker for a while now to monitor my uptime. Today they sent me my quarterly report and i’m pleased to report, to you, that my uptime is better than many for pay shared hosting providers. My little server that i put together myself, running directly on the grid with no UPS, running off a little tiny slow home dsl connection, and connected to that connection via an old wireless bridge is better than some datacenters. That is just awesome. Below i have included the report they sent me, whitespace and all.

Quarterly report 2008-01

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Total uptime:99.13% Downtime:6 hour(s) 13 min(s)
Quarterly uptime:99.13% Downtime:6 hour(s) 13 min(s)
Month 2008-03 Uptime:99.13% Downtime:6 hour(s) 13 min(s)

*Update*So, wordpress helpfully stripped the white space. Yay!