Using OpenVPN client with Ubuntu 16.04 server

The post will show you how to setup a headless linux server using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and only allowing outgoing connections using a secure VPN connection with OpenVPN. If the VPN connection fails, no traffic is leaked. I will be using NordVPN as an example VPN provider since it is what I use myself, but … Continue reading “Using OpenVPN client with Ubuntu 16.04 server”

Ubuntu Canonical Livepatch Service

Since I am running several machines with LXD containers, it is extra important to keep the host kernel up-to-date with security patches since every container uses the host kernel. Using Canonicals Livepatch Service enables live patching without a reboot / restart for free for up to 3 machines. For this to work you need: Fully … Continue reading “Ubuntu Canonical Livepatch Service”

Migrate OpenVZ container to another host without node access

Today I received a notice that all OpenVZ VPS customers are cancelled 30 days from now so I needed to figure out fast how to migrate my OpenVZ container to another hosting company. Lucky for me, the proces took less than 10 minutes without access to the OpenVZ node. My setup is: OpenVZ container … Continue reading “Migrate OpenVZ container to another host without node access”