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4answers
92 views

Is it risky to disable SSH passwords? [closed]

This is a very basic question, do bear with me.. I'm setting up a VPS and it seems as though disabling SSH users from logging in with a password is recommended for security. If I authorize the SSH ...
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1answer
62 views

Does a tool like ansible make it possibly to get a secure server, without knowing a lot about security? [closed]

If I modified something like this into a server similar to the one described here with a minimal set of services (what you need for ssh, basically) would it be reasonably secure? sovereign: A set ...
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1answer
41 views

CentOS VPS : how to enable PermitRootLogin

While logged-in in to "root" via ssh I disabled PermitRootLogin setting in /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. It was advised to do so in the Cpanel's security adviser. Now I want to re-enable it for short ...
0
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2answers
102 views

I can't log into my VPS. Email server up, SSH down, HTTP down

I can't log into my VPS. SSH gives the following error. All the web servers are down. They connect, but do not serve content. However, the email server is still working. The server responds to ping as ...
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1answer
36 views

How to allow remote connection to MySQL only for specific accounts in CentOS VPS?

I have a CentOS VPS. Port #3306 for MySQL is open for all customers, and they can connect to their databases remotely. As this can be a cause of security issues, I would like to stop all remote ...
1
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0answers
127 views

VPS server ping ok, but don't respond

First time here. I'm (was) using a virtual server with Kloxo, 2GB RAM, 2vCPUs, Centos 6.x 64bits. After 3 days working fine, it doesn't respond anymore, only ping works. The only change I did lately ...
0
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1answer
30 views

How to check last FTP logins using SSH?

I've just bought a new VPS (its operating system is CentOS). As this is my first experience with VPS, I don't know everything about managing and ... One of my customers told me his website is not ...
0
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0answers
53 views

Memory usage reported incorrectly on OpenVZ VPS [duplicate]

I have a VPS with a service that uses OpenVZ. My memory usage regularly rises to the maximum of 2GB. There is only one thing the VPS is being used for - a reverse SSH tunnel. When the memory usage ...
0
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1answer
149 views

Server not responding to http or ping but ssh works

I can access to a VPS through ssh. That VPS has httpd installed on it and running to listen onto port 80. However I can't ping that VPS nor access to his apache but I can log in with ssh. This is ...
0
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0answers
605 views

PuTTY “Server unexpectedly closed network connection” error before login - CentOS 6.3 VPS

I can't seem to login to my CentOS 6.3 Server VPS, neither PuTTY nor the SerFISH Web SSH service seem to work. It started after I tried to login using X11 forwarding in PuTTY. Now even with every ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How secure/private is full disk encryption on a VPS? [duplicate]

Security principles say that if someone else has physical access to a machine, then there is no security/privacy. I'm wondering about some examples of this in the case where I want to have a hosted ...
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1answer
705 views

Port 22 is not responding [closed]

I'm trying to make the jump to VPS from shared hosting for better performances and greater flexibility, but am stuck with the fact that I can't access the machine via ssh. First of all, the machine ...
1
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4answers
89 views

Vps to laptop ssh tunnel

I have a laptop that I use mostly as a desktop but occasionally it moves networks. I have a vps with a static address and I want to forward ports from the vps to the laptop so that I can get to the ...
2
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2answers
619 views

Is someone bruteforcing my password? sshd: unknown [net] and sshd: [accepted] flashing in htop

My VPS has around 3% CPU load, which is probably caused by sshd: unknown [net] and sshd: [accepted] commands appearing around once per second and quickly disappearing in htop. Does it mean somebody ...
0
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1answer
850 views

Server rejects connections on svn:// protocol (SVN repositories)

I have Debian OS on my VPS server. I can connect with it via SSH, HTTP, FTP, but when I'm trying to operate on svn:// protocol, my server close connection after about 5 minutes from request. E.g. I ...
0
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3answers
424 views

How can I create email accounts via SSH?

I’m contemplating purchasing a VPS solution from my current hosting provider. They offer a cPanel installation (which I’ve used on shared and reseller hosting accounts for years now), however, I’m ...
1
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1answer
107 views

Capistrano suddenly stops using public key

I'm trying Capistrano to deploy to a VPS where I have public key access to my user foo. For deployment, I created another user deploy, set up my key into it's authorized_keys, configured capistrano to ...
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2answers
2k views

scp to remote servers stalls, unable to isolate cause

When I copy a large file (100+mb) to a remote server using scp it slows down from 2.7 mb/s to 100 kb/s and downward and then stalls. The problem is that I can't seem to isolate the problem. I've ...
0
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1answer
309 views

login with rsa to my vps

I successfully added a rsa key my root account. since I don't want everything in my root acc, I created a new user. but for some how, I keep getting "server refuses our keys" message :S I did ...
1
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1answer
779 views

Known Hosts ECDSA Host Key Multiple Domains on One IP

Hello, world!, I have a VPS set up with multiple domain names pointing to it. Arbitrarily, I like to access it via SSH through the domain name I'm dealing with. So for example, if I'm doing ...
0
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1answer
228 views

How do I secure my SSH access?

I'm one of those guys who climbs up the ladder to the high dive and jumps off, then realizes he doesn't know how to swim. So I have a VPS, and I have no idea how to administer it. I understand one of ...
0
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1answer
127 views

How to remotely install SSH on Linux?

It seems that my VPS doesn't have SSH installed(I'm not sure yet), because I get no response from the server, and I cant ping it. So I think this is weird, because I cant control my VPS by anyway. ...
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2answers
168 views

Lost SSH Key, is it possible to log in via some other method now?

So I happened to do the cardinal sin of administration. I changed the openssh settings, and accidently closed that terminal before I could test it, and of course, now I'm completely locked out. I ...
1
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1answer
899 views

Can't SSH to VPS (timeout)

I was able to SSH into my VPS earlier today, and made no major changes. However now when I attempt to SSH into my VPS it doesn't even ask me for my password it just times out. If I open the serial ...
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4answers
506 views

Changed SSHD port in VPS can't login

I altered the SSHD port on my unmanaged CentOS VPS to 0062, now I am unable to SSH in and get the error: Network error: connection refused. Does anyone know how to get in and fix this? And why ...
2
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5answers
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IPTABLES: Flushing & starting from scratch over SSH - VPS - CentOS 5.5 x86_64

I have a VPS with a hosting company so I remotely access it via SSH. I'm trying to flush all the iptables rules and start from scratch... The problem is that when I type # iptables INPUT DROP (as I ...
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2answers
239 views

How to access to VPS without SSH

The provider de-activate and re-activate my VPS account. Now everything seems to be OK on control panel (SolusVM), but my IP is not responding, and I cannot access to my server via SSH. He says this ...
2
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2answers
107 views

Cannot SSH after resetting firewall on VPS

I'm having trouble trying to SSH to my Debian 5 VPS with blacknight. It was working fine until I did the following: Logged into 'Parallels Infrastructure Manager' -> Container -> Firewall -> Set to ...
4
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3answers
487 views

Why do some hosts provide consoles instead of true ssh logins?

I have two OpenVZ VPSes running Ubuntu. In one, I connect with ssh console-ABC@ip-1 and see this text: Last login: Sun Sep 4 03:41:41 2011 from 82.208.149.201 Starting PowerConsole v1.1 <> ...
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1answer
391 views

I cannot SSH to my VPS, Cannot Access PHPmyadmin

My VPS suddenly started behaving strangely. I cannot SSH to my VPS.. I use Tunnelier and it says "Toterm Error: Connection Attempt Failed. Reason Windows Error 10061: No connection could be made ...
3
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1answer
241 views

Accessing X with xauth and ssh -X to my VPS?

I have an application I wish to run on my VPS (a web browser actually, iceweasle or similar) and do not really want to install a full blown X server on there for practical reasons. I have read I only ...
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3answers
189 views

After Deleting Files with SSH Acsess and Restart VPS Not Work and don't want to Start

I have a VPS with Plesk Panel. I wanted to delete some folders in file manager,but I have some problems with permissions, so I must delete them via SSH Accsess. I went to the directory: cd ...
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2answers
1k views

install java on centos vps through ssh

I'm a complete linux beginner so please keep your answer understandable for a noob :) I wrote a little java servlet and, in order to run it, acquired a VPS which runs Centos 5. now, in order to run ...
2
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2answers
120 views

How do I know the credentials by which I SSH into my Linode VPS?

I have been handed a user/pass to login into the web-based front end on linode.com but this user/pass doesn't work for SSH.
0
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2answers
502 views

vps SSH not starting

some days ago I realized that my vps lost files in /etc/init.d/ which was completely empty. So I decided to make a clean install of the OS (ubuntu 10.04 on OPENVZ) i restored the OS template on my ...
0
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1answer
584 views

Centos 5 VPS: sshd freezes

I have a Centos 5 VPS and it's giving me some problems when trying to connect to ssh. This is what happens: I ssh into it and do some work. Nmap detects port 22 as open. I disconnect. Sometimes it ...
1
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1answer
551 views

how would one limit ssh tunnel access?

I have a SSH service on a VPS (linux if it makes any difference) and i recently bought and one of the uses for it is to make a secure SOCKS proxy tunnel. My issue is it allows all traffic on any port ...
0
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1answer
295 views

Migrate data from one server to another using rsync

I'm moving from one VPS to another, and I figured that the simplest way to transfer data would be rsync. However, the data is owned by a user, www-data, which doesn't have ssh privileges, and I'd ...
0
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2answers
1k views

Managing CentOS VPS through SSH

Currently I'm taking charge of a CentOS based VPS with cPanel installed. However, I would like to upgrade the version of PHP and MySQL installed, along with some other optimizations to perform. ...