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  Reply # 1987542 3-Apr-2018 11:50
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Gordy7:

 

Not exactly sure what the IPv6 offering is... seems huge...

 

I will quite  comfortably map my stuff into the lower 256 addresses of my IPv6 address range.

 

 

Welcome to IPv6 .. where you are given more IP's than you could ever dream of using!

 

 





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  Reply # 1987548 3-Apr-2018 12:00
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Gordy7:

 

Got myself set up with vultr.com. Was really easy and with good docs. Used Ubuntu with GUI and have started looking at LAMP tools to set up a web server.

 

I have not come across virtual computers before. I did look at other offerings, but vultr seemed the best value. By selecting a few Twitter links I got plenty of credit to get me going. Thanks :-)

 

Awesome :) It is good to play around with too. Have a look at Easyengine (https://easyengine.io/) and try setting up a website with Letsencrypt SSL enabled as a challenge. There is also mailinabox (https://mailinabox.email/) if you want to play around with email. If you muck something up just restore the VM and start again.

 

Just also ensure you firewall it - UFW is a very good choice:
sudo apt install ufw
sudo ufw allow https
sudo ufw allow http
sudo allow from *your static ip address here* to any port ssh (if you've got a static IP) otherwise use sudo ufw allow ssh
sudo ufw enable

 

And also make sure you've got denyhosts enabled:
sudo apt install denyhosts

 

Add a user:
sudo adduser Gordy7 && sudo adduser Gordy7 sudo

 

And lastly - ensure you've secured your box and disabled root logins over SSH - edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and un comment the line "PermitRootLogin" - restart SSH with "service ssh restart"

 

Glad Voyager came to the party with IPv6 - sounds like you've got some fun to be had!





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