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Root Locked Out of Ubuntu 12.04?

I may have just locked root out of my server, and am looking for help. I have a VPS web server that has been running 10.04 for the past couple of years. For security, I had disabled root login and ...
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I just got a VPS sver the other day, I'm new to server administration, but not that new to Ubuntu (11.04). I use it in my living room as the HTPC, and I had a previous VPS that I used on and off for a ...
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n00bie Linode VPS - am I reasonably secure? How to audit?

Total Linux n00bie - first time VPS setup (Linode.com). I've spent a month researching and attempting setups. After a few dumps and reinstalls, I finally have a server up and functioning (been up ...
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VPS Administration for the Absolute Beginner

I have a new site that I want to build, something that I as a programmer wish existed. While there is no way this site would ever reach StackOverflow levels of success, I do hope that it will have a ...
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Best pratice for VPS setup and administration (web/ftp/ssh)

After a long hesitation, I finally ordered a small VPS for my own use, basically web hosting (several websites, for me and friends) amongst other things (mumble server hosting, wave server, etc.). It ...