Debian 9: Server Security with Fail2Ban

Debian 9: Server Security with Fail2Ban

Linux server security is always a good topic of discussion that everyone seems to have a different opinion about. I have recently been building a number of new production servers which are all running Debian 9, and here are some of the steps that I have taken to make...
Plex Media Server From Scratch

Plex Media Server From Scratch

So… I have built a million of these things and I figured it’s finally about time I document what I had to do to get it running. I am mainly writing this because I encountered a ton of little issues that slowed me down enough that I hope to help someone...
Tilix Terminal for Linux

Tilix Terminal for Linux

As a MacOS user for the majority of my development career, the one thing that I really missed when I switched over to Linux full-time was the multi-pane-ability of iTerm2. The ability for me to quickly, and easily have multiple panes that I can interact with using a...
Ubuntu dynamic MOTD on Debian 8

Ubuntu dynamic MOTD on Debian 8

One thing I really do like about Ubuntu was the nice, concise little screen that you get when you SSH into a host. It was a very nice, very quick way to get a glimpse of how your machine was doing as you were logging into it, which is especially nice on servers....
Bash Shell Tricks & Shortcuts

Bash Shell Tricks & Shortcuts

The more my web development skills evolve, I have noticed the more time I spend in a terminal window. There’s something serene about a black background with green text that takes me back to my childhood when I used to play around with a friends VAX terminal. I...