Install and configure a firewall on Ubuntu

Laptops, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, etc. … in the current era we hardly find an electronic device that isn’t connected to the Internet. It is very practical to have the full power of the Net at our fingertips, but unfortunately it is not without risks as the threat of being hacked is a real threat.

One of the best ways to mitigate this risk is to install and configure a firewall. Let see how to do it on Ubuntu.

Install and configure a firewall on Ubuntu

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How To Change Timezone on a Linux server

If you are renting a, or hosting your own, Linux server with a major service provider, chance are that it is hosted on a data center on a different time zone than you work/live.

For the most part it isn’t an impairment on using the service, but one of the few inconveniences is the extra attention that you must pay when you are doing some activity that involve dates, like setting a cron job or analyzing the logs and matching them to the activities you made. This inconvenience is caused by the fact that usually the server time is set on the local time of the data center where it resides and not your place of work or house.

One solution of this inconvenience is to change the timezone setting on the Linux server to match your.

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How to setup a browser to use a SSH proxy

We seen how to setup Mozilla Firefox to use a proxy and how to do the same with Google Chrome, but what if we don’t have a conventional proxy?

If we are lucky to have an intermediate (meaning that it can connect to the target service we want to access) host that accept SSH connections, we can use that SSH connection as proxy.

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