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By: falcon | January 09, 2017

On December 31st, 2016, I changed the network scheme for the server.  It was set to DMZ and now it is not.  I forwarded ports 22 and 80 for the essential functioning of my shell service.  This effectively closed all other incoming ports for users of the server.  Quite a few of the users were running IRC bouncers, and I am aware that this has interrupted service for those users.


Since one of the reasons to close the ports was for increased security, I need to take some time to get a better understanding of the security issues surrounding this before I make a decision.  Originally, my intention was to provide an environment for learning and practice at the command line, which really doesn't need any ports to be opened.


On the other hand, if I o...

By: falcon | December 07, 2016

Well the server has been up for about a month without any problems.  We now have 23 users registered.  My next task is to find an IRC channel or to install my own IRC server for us to chat in.


When I first launched the server, I was really excited to be doing something that I had wanted to do for years.  I eagerly awaited new users, checking several times each day for new applications.  Yet around the 20th of November I began to lose interest in my server.  Sure, excitement doesn't last forever, but you're probably wondering why so soon?


Well truth be told, I suffer from depression which really gets in the way of my enjoyment of life and inhibits productivity when it gets bad.  But I am reminded that my service, even though it is free of char...

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