Epidemiology & Technology

Ubuntu Server 18.04 Initial Setup


Configure Network through Netplan

cat /etc/netplan/50-cloud-init.yaml 

# This file is generated from information provided by
# the datasource.  Changes to it will not persist across an instance.
# To disable cloud-init's network configuration capabilities, write a file
# /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg.d/99-disable-network-config.cfg with the following:
# network: {config: disabled}
sudo netplan try
sudo netplan apply             Code language: Lisp (lisp)


Change the Hostname through hostnamectl

Ensure that the changed hostname is preserved during system reboots

sudo hostnamectl set-hostname SERVERNAME
sudo nano /etc/cloud/cloud.cfg
# This will cause the set+update hostname module to not operate (if true)
preserve_hostname: trueCode language: Bash (bash)

Time zone and Date Time Synchronization

sudo hostnamectl set-hostname SERVERNAME

sudo timedatectl set-timezone Asia/Kolkata
sudo nano /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf 

  GNU nano 2.9.3                /etc/systemd/timesyncd.conf                           
#  This file is part of systemd.
#  systemd is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
#  under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
#  the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of the License, or
#  (at your option) any later version.
# Entries in this file show the compile time defaults.
# You can change settings by editing this file.
# Defaults can be restored by simply deleting this file.
# See timesyncd.conf(5) for details.

NTP= # update with real IP in use

sudo service systemd-timesyncd restart

sudo service systemd-timesyncd status

sudo timedatectl 
                      Local time: Mon 2020-03-23 10:53:09 IST
                  Universal time: Mon 2020-03-23 05:23:09 UTC
                        RTC time: Mon 2020-03-23 05:23:10
                       Time zone: Asia/Kolkata (IST, +0530)
       System clock synchronized: yes
systemd-timesyncd.service active: yes
                 RTC in local TZ: noCode language: PHP (php)


ssh-keygen -b 4096


# sudo apt install cockpit cockpit-packagekit cockpit-networkmanager cockpit-system cockpit-storaged

# sudo systemctl start cockpit

# sudo systemctl enable --now cockpit.socket

sudo systemctl status cockpit

Code language: PHP (php)

Firewall Rules

sudo ufw status
sudo ufw enable
sudo ufw status numbered
sudo ufw show added

sudo ufw allow 22 comment 'SSH'
sudo ufw allow 80 comment 'WEB'
sudo ufw allow 443 comment 'WEB SSL'
sudo ufw allow 53 comment 'DNS'
sudo ufw allow 123/udp comment 'NTP TimeSync'
sudo ufw deny 123/tcp comment 'Trojan 123'

# Restrict Cockpit Access to Trusted  IP only
sudo ufw delete allow 9090
sudo ufw allow proto tcp from to any port 9090 comment 'Cockpit'

sudo ufw allow 1194/udp comment 'OpenVPN'
sudo ufw allow 3306 comment 'MariaDB'
sudo ufw allow 5432 comment 'PostGres'

sudo ufw allow 143 comment 'IMAP'
sudo ufw allow 993 comment 'IMAP SSL'
sudo ufw allow 995 comment 'POP3 SSL'
sudo ufw allow 110 comment 'POP3 unEncrypt'

sudo ufw allow 25 comment 'SMTPD unEncrypt'
sudo ufw allow 587 comment 'SMTPD TLS'
sudo ufw allow 465 comment 'SMTPD SSL'

sudo ufw delete allow 25

sudo ufw reload

sudo ufw show added
sudo ufw status numbered
sudo ufw show listening

Code language: PHP (php)

Install Some Utilities

sudo apt install tree tmux htop vim curl libcurl4 wget  apt-transport-https  ca-certificates 

sudo apt install nmap whois  inetutils-traceroute net-tools

sudo apt install cpu-checker 

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