Backup a Linux server with IMAP to Gmail

When I compiled the how-to about using Duply to backup a Linux server to a FTP account I mentioned the possibility to backup all data to an IMAP account. So, all we need for our encrypted backup is a reliable IMAP account provider with a few GB of email space. In this post I’m using …

How-to: FTP-Backup a Linux server with Duply

My Linux root server’s hosting price plan includes a 50 GB backup storage option. The backup server can only be reached using FTP, unsecured. Even though the backup server is only visible from within my server provider’s local network, I still don’t want to expose all my server settings, accounts and databases in clear text …

Banning “problem countries” from your Linux server

It’s not a secret that these days most server hacking attempts originate from chinese IP addresses. A lot of attempts originate from other countries like South Korea and Indonesia as well. It seems that in those countries (cyber-)law-enforcement and technological advancement don’t correlate. I agree that a server has to be able to sustain non-flooding …

Setting up a Linux UT3 game server

While the installation of the Linux binary for the Unreal Tournament 3 Server is dead simple, some very brave game server administrators apparently chose to run the server with root permissions because there’s no useful server start script. This usually is an exceptionally bad idea for everything that opens ports on an Internet server. Here’s …