Articles by brian

Bringing up a New Cloud Server

This is a brain dump of my task list when bringing up a new server. (For my purposes, a linode running some version of Ubuntu.)

  1. Create a user account.
    1. Add user to wheel.
    2. Set up sudo for wheel.
    3. Set up ssh authorized-ids.
    4. Change shell to zsh.
    5. Copy dot-files.
  2. SSH config ...

Bug Bounty Programs

There are several companies offering "bug bounties" -- payments to people to find security bugs and report them responsibly.

I will update this page with links to the various bug bounty programs as I become aware of them. If you know of a program that is not linked here (or if ...

Code Review Tools

Yesterday I posted twenty reasons to do code reviews, and I promised a list of code review tools. Here they are, in no particular order. I have not used all of them, so I can't comment on their relative merits. If there are some I missed, please leave a ...

How to Tell SSH Who You Are

Ssh has amazing capabilities that you probably aren't using on a daily basis.

The capability that you probably aren't using, and the easiest to use, is customizing your config file (in ~/.ssh/config) for the various servers you log into.

For example, I frequently log into about ten ...

Contact Me

There used to be a form here to contact me, but it is no longer here.

You can send email to the obvious username at this domain.

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