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Instant Debian – Build a Web Server by José Miguel Parrella

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Setting up secure remote support options (Simple)

Most DevOps manage their servers remotely using SSH. Of course there are other options, such as web-based management interfaces (like Webmin) and graphical interface management options, such as Virtual Network Computing (VNC), Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), and TeamViewer. In this recipe, we'll go through SSH as a more secure and productive way that we suggest for secure remote management and support.

Getting started

Consistent with the practice of reducing the attack surface by shutting down unused services, graphical user interfaces and remote desktop services are usually considered bad practice on web servers. That's why SSH is king. Web-based management interfaces might be useful, but they can ...

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