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  • Tech talk

    QUIC & HTTP/3: Open Standards and Open Source Code

    This talk is intended to help jumpstart anyone with an interest in Web or Internet communications on the exciting new protocols QUIC and HTTP/3. It attempts to shed light on the sometimes-confusing world of Internet s...
    By Lucas Pardue Tech Talks Open Source Networking
  • Tutorial

    How To List and Delete Iptables Firewall Rules

    Iptables is a firewall that plays an essential role in network security for most Linux systems. While many iptables tutorials will teach you how to create firewall rules to secure your server, this one will focus on a...
    By Mitchell Anicas Firewall Networking Security
  • Tutorial

    How To Use SSH to Connect to a Remote Server in Ubuntu

    SSH is an important tool used for administering remote Linux and Unix-like computers. In this guide, we will discuss the basic usage of this utility and how to configure your SSH environment.
    By Justin Ellingwood Linux Basics System Tools Security Networking Ubuntu
  • Tutorial

    An Introduction to Kubernetes

    Kubernetes is a container management system meant to be deployed on Docker-capable clustered environments. In this guide, we will discuss some of the basic concepts that Kubernetes introduces. We will discuss some o...
    By Justin Ellingwood Scaling Docker Kubernetes Networking Conceptual CoreOS
  • Tutorial

    An Introduction to Networking Terminology, Interfaces, and Protocols

    A basic understanding of networking is important for anyone managing a server. Not only is it essential for getting your services online and running smoothly, it also gives you the insight to diagnose problems. This ...
    By Justin Ellingwood Networking Linux Basics Conceptual
  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 18.04

    This tutorial will show you how to set up a firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 18.04.
    By Brian Boucheron Firewall Networking Security Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04
  • Tutorial

    UFW Essentials: Common Firewall Rules and Commands

    UFW is a firewall configuration tool for iptables that is included with Ubuntu by default. This cheat sheet-style guide provides a quick reference to UFW commands that will create iptables firewall rules are useful in...
    By Mitchell Anicas Firewall Security Networking Ubuntu
  • Tutorial

    Recommended Security Measures to Protect Your Servers

    When setting up infrastructure, getting your applications up and running will often be your primary concern. However, making your applications to function correctly without addressing the security needs of your infras...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Lisa Tagliaferri, Jamon Camisso, dbrian Security Firewall Conceptual Networking VPN
  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up an OpenVPN Server on Ubuntu 14.04

    OpenVPN is a full-featured open source Secure Socket Layer (SSL) VPN solution that accommodates a wide range of configurations. In this tutorial, we'll set up an OpenVPN server on a Droplet and then configure access t...
    By James VPN Networking Ubuntu
  • Tutorial

    How To Use Netcat to Establish and Test TCP and UDP Connections on a VPS

    Netcat is a versatile networking tool that can be used to interact with computers using UPD or TCP connections. It can function as a simple file server, simple web server, simple point-to-point chat implementation, a...
    By Justin Ellingwood Networking System Tools
  • Tutorial

    SSH Essentials: Working with SSH Servers, Clients, and Keys

    SSH, or secure shell, is the most common way of connecting to and administering remote Linux servers. In this cheat sheet-style guide, we'll cover some of the basic options and configuration sets you may want to use.
    By Justin Ellingwood Security Linux Basics Networking System Tools
  • Tutorial

    Understanding IP Addresses, Subnets, and CIDR Notation for Networking

    IP addresses, networks, submasks, and CIDR notation can be difficult concepts to understand. In this guide, we will cover some of the basic ideas behind how these systems work together to allow computers to communica...
    By Justin Ellingwood Networking Linux Basics Conceptual FAQ
  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 16.04

    UFW, or Uncomplicated Firewall, is an interface to iptables that is geared towards simplifying the process of configuring a firewall. While iptables is a solid and flexible tool, it can be difficult for beginners to l...
    By Hazel Virdó Firewall Networking Security Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up a Firewall with UFW on Ubuntu 14.04

    UFW, or Uncomplicated Firewall, is an interface to iptables that is geared towards simplifying the process of configuring a firewall. While iptables is a solid and flexible tool, it can be difficult for beginners to l...
    By Mitchell Anicas Firewall Networking Security Ubuntu
  • How To Configure BIND as a Private Network DNS Server on Ubuntu 14.04

    In this tutorial, we will go over how to set up an internal DNS server, using the BIND name server software (BIND9) on Ubuntu 14.04, that can be used by your Virtual Private Servers (VPS) to resolve private host names...
    By Mitchell Anicas DNS Networking Ubuntu
  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up an NFS Mount on Ubuntu 16.04

    NFS, or Network File System, is a distributed file system protocol that allows you to mount remote directories on your server. This allows you to leverage storage space in a different location and to write to the same...
    By Melissa Anderson Networking Ubuntu Ubuntu 16.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Set Up an NFS Mount on Ubuntu 18.04

    NFS, or Network File System, is a distributed file system protocol that allows you to mount remote directories on your server. This tutorial goes over how to install all the components needed to run NFS and also walks...
    By Melissa Anderson, Mark Drake Networking Ubuntu Ubuntu 18.04
  • Tutorial

    How To Use Traceroute and MTR to Diagnose Network Issues

    In this guide, we will discuss how to use traceroute and mtr to diagnose network issues. These tools and utilities will provide a good overview of what stage of the network is causing problems. You can tell if an is...
    By Justin Ellingwood Networking
  • Tutorial

    How To Configure BIND as a Private Network DNS Server on Ubuntu 18.04

    An important part of managing server configuration and infrastructure includes maintaining an easy way to look up network interfaces and IP addresses by name, by setting up a proper Domain Name System (DNS). Using ful...
    By Justin Ellingwood, Mitchell Anicas DNS Networking Ubuntu 18.04
  • How To Configure Bind as a Caching or Forwarding DNS Server on Ubuntu 14.04

    Bind is an extremely flexible DNS server that can be configured in many different ways. In this guide, we will discuss how to install Bind on an Ubuntu 14.04 server and configure it as either a caching or forwarding ...
    By Justin Ellingwood DNS Networking Ubuntu