This section contains notes on various services and systems I've explored or setup. These are frequently stream of conciousness notes and may have dead ends, multiple attempts, or be outdated. I periodically go through them and attempt to rewrite them to make them more consumable by others and myself.

I hope these can help guide people on their own attempts to understand the services that they host. Please always double check the facts and don't take a random netizen's personal assessment will match your use cases.


Bind is a stable and well tested authoritative and recursive DNS server.

Linux Hardening

PLEASE NOTE: This guide was developed for Red Had Based architectures, specifically CentOS 5, and Fedora 16+. A lot of the information here is generally solid principles but you may need to adapt it to your distribution.

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