Linode setup log

this commands are performed in lish - a “linode shell”

Update Ubuntu

$ apt-get update

SSh

$ apt-get install sshd
$ apt-get install sysv-rc-conf
$ vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config 
  # Disable root login
  # Change default port to something else
$ /etc/init.d/ssh restart
$ netstat -anp # make sure we have sshd up and running

Now we can ssh to the machine itself

Development tools and stuff

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntu-standard
$ sudo apt-get install language-pack-en
$ sudo apt-get -y install build-essential libssl-dev libreadline5-dev zlib1g-dev

$ apt-get install bash # i'm using it :)

setup simple UFW firewall

$  sudo ufw status
$  sudo ufw default deny
$  sudo ufw allow from any to any port 80
$  sudo ufw allow from any to any port 17777 # my obscure ssh port
$  sudo ufw enable

User

$ useradd -m -s /bin/bash
$ passwd gmarik
$ usermod -a -G admin gmarik

public key ssh login

$ su - gmarik # become usual user
$ mkdir ~/.ssh
$ chmod 700 ~/.ssh
 # append your public key to the end of ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
local$ ssh new_server_ip_or_name "cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys" < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
$  chmod 600 authorized_keys 

Ruby

$ mkdir 1ncubator && cd 1ncubator/
$ wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/48625/ruby-enterprise_1.8.6-20081215-i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i ruby-enterprise_1.8.6-20081215-i386.deb 
$ which ruby
$ sudo vi /etc/environment # and add location of ruby to PATH

## Rubygems should be already installed(no need)
#$ wget http://rubyforge.org/frs/download.php/45905/rubygems-1.3.1.tgz
#$ tar -xzf rubygems-1.3.1.tgz 
#$ cd rubygems-1.3.1
#$ sudo env PATH=$PATH ruby setup.rb 

$ sudo env PATH=$PATH gem install passenger

$ vi /etc/gemrc 

References

  1. linode wiki

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