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Logwatch a Custom Log File

So I own a VPS (if you can ever really own a VPS) which does a number of things for me. It's backed up by the hosting company, something which requires root access. Now I always worry when giving someone root access, no matter how much I trust them, so the back ups are performed through a simple script which only allows certain commands to be ran, as well as logging all attempts.

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Umask Values

Another post containg stuff I usually have to look for.

umask valuefile chmod valuedirectory chmod value
000666 rw-rw-rw-777 rwxrwxrwx
002664 rw-rw-r--775 rwxrwxr-x
022644 rw-r--r--755 rwxr-xr-x
027640 rw-r-----750 rwxr-x---
077600 rw-------700 rwx------
277400 r--------500 r-x------

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VPS Setup Guide

Introduction

This is intended to be a very basic guide to getting a VPS up and going, it's aimed at the hobbiest who has enough linux knowledge to want to use a VPS but isn't quite sure how to go about getting it up and going. It assumes you'll be using an Ubuntu VPS from bitfolk, if this isn't the case then some of the things in this guide may be slightly off.

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