Post tagged: freebsd

Who offers FreeBSD hosting?

For some reason I hear one question increasingly often lately: "Where can I host my FreeBSD stuff?" This is a short article about different VPS and cloud hosting offers with either good FreeBSD support or the ability to install whatever you like from ISO images (including FreeBSD, obviously).

Two-Factor-Authentication with SSH

SSH is probably the most secure way of connecting remotely to your servers and virtual machines. However, no matter how strong the protocol is, the user and their credentials is usually the weak spot. That's why a lot of companies (the bigger, the more likely) require Multi-Factor Authentication by policy where ever possible. Here's how to set up and configure MFA with keypair and server-side password, or server-side password and Google Authenticator for SSH in FreeBSD.

Official FreeBSD AMIs for AWS

There has been some really good news recently for users of AWS, who -like me- have a keen interest in running FreeBSD there. Previously there was only an unofficial source for FreeBSD AMIs (or semi-official, given that the person behind it is a former FreeBSD Security Officer). However, a couple of weeks ago, the FreeBSD team have included the generation of fresh AMIs into their regular snapshot schedule.

FreeBSD on the desktop? Am I crazy?

As you can tell, I've been busy both with work and with things that nerds do for fun. As for the latter, one of my long-term ToDo items was to evaluate whether FreeBSD can serve my needs on the desktop, maybe even on the laptop.