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Blocking Countries on Nginx without the GeoIP Module

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Sometimes blocking entire swathes of the world is the way to go if you truly want a defense in depth approach on your web apps, for instance do your administrators truly need to log on from every country on Earth?  As website administrators we get a feel for where our legitimate traffic is coming from and where we see nefarious connections from.

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Setting up Nginx with Cloudflare

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I’ve written about the very excellent Cloudflare CDN before.  It’s a fantastic content delivery network with inbuilt security, I love it.  This is another quick howto to get your Nginx web server working properly with Cloudflare.

I will assume you already have a working LEMP server working.

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Quick & Easy Nginx Load Balancer with Backend

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This will be a very quick and easy example.  Sometimes you may need to use Nginx as a front end, webcache, load balancer or front end proxy.  As a clue in Nginx speak they are all the same thing.

Things like this can come in very useful not only for load balancing but also if you’re navigating IPSec VPNs.

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Useful SSH Commands (Including Mac OSX)

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SSH Port Forwarding Examples

SSH is a very flexible and very useful tool for those of us working across multiple systems sometimes in multiple locations.  Here are a few SSH commands I regularly use and include mostly SSH port forwarding.  I use all these commands regularly on Linux and Mac OSX and they all work quite happily!

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Let’s See How You Like The Red Dot

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Saw this on everyone’s favorite time wasting site 9gag.com and I thought I’d share.  It’s great that the picture with the cat is in use so much, I use it for my own forum signature image!

Good work asmk47 I love it :)

Original 9gag link here.