Setting up Systemd to spawn ssh-agent and adding your keys

I’m using bastion hosts for my cloud infra and found this little hack to systemd to setup ssh-agent for my auth forwarding. what is it? systemd systemd is an init system used in Linux distributions to bootstrap the user space and manage all processes subsequently, instead of the UNIX System V or Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) init systems. The name systemd adheres to the Unix convention of naming daemons by appending the letter d. ssh-agent SSH is a protocol allowing secure remote login to a computer on a network using public-key cryptography. … Therefore, users run a program called ssh-agent...…

SEO improvements to help your site succeed

I run a few different client sites and some personal ones and wanted to share with the greater community different tips on how to improve your search engine ranking. Alot of different sites offer this information with big price tags and most of it is just common sense. what is it? Search engine optimization is a methodology of strategies, techniques and tactics used to increase the amount of visitors to a website by obtaining a high-ranking placement in the search results page of a search engine (SERP) – including Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines. web page titles Your...…

UFW, fail2ban and blocking portscans oh my!

I just wanted to write down some issues I had as a reminder to myself and some notes that other people might find useful. I want to be able to setup some automatic host based firewall rules for some servers I look after so help mitigate any possible brute force attacks and general nastiness that you get on the internet. To do this I’m going to install UFW, fail2ban and setup some filters and actions in fail2ban to use information from UFW on Ubuntu 14.04.2. …