A few months ago I bought a thinkcentre m73 and now I want to use it as a fileserver. I don’t know much about setting up server so I’ll need some help.
Mostly, I’ll be using the server for ssh-stuff like weechat and sshfs. I have installed a 2TB disk but don’t know where to go from here. I have access to the server via ssh and plan on the following things:
- Disable root
- Installing sshguard
The server is already behind a firewall via the router, but there might be other suggestions for making the system more secure. So these are my thoughts:
- use the LTS-kernel?
- setup an firewall on the server?
- is hdparm a good idea, or should I use something else?
- Should I make it install updates automatically or should I keep it in mind to do it regularly?
Any suggestions are welcome