Ubuntu Server

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I setup an Ubuntu 8.04 server today that I will use as my temporary web server for orchilles.com orchilles.org and orchilles.net I only have a simple HTML page up saying coming soon. Eitherway I realized how much you forget command line functions when you are in front of a GUI all day long. For instance upon completing the install the first thing I wanted to do was change my password and the root password (I used an image).

The command to change your password is simply: passwd

To change the root password: sudo passwd root

To add a user: adduser

After this I went on to configure SSH and then Apache, I even forgot how to use vi text editor. Found this greate writeup: http://staff.washington.edu/rells/R110/#basics

Thanks to How-To Geek: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/ubuntu/
And Ubuntu community: http://ubuntuforums.org/

Now I am working through the steps of securing Ubuntu from a fresh install: http://www.itsecurity.com/features/ubuntu-secure-install-resource/

Also a bit of topic, I am also working with David Munoz from Nativo to get my site designed and to fit my needs. The guys over there are top noch Marketing gurus for the information age. Check them out: http://hellonativo.com/ and http://hellodmcs.com/

Till next time,
Jorge Orchilles


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