noob server security stuff question 

Uh, okay, I guess something has been trying really hard for a few days to get into my server.

Sooo the internet said I use "last" to see last successful logins. That only shows one, which is me, yay. But also, it says "wtmp begins [time I logged in]". there is a wtmp.1, but it is empty. Is this normal "you didn't log in recently and nobody else did, either" looks, or is it what it looks like when someone removed something from there? (I feel silly asking, but I'm nervous)

noob server security stuff question 

I mean I am using a key so it shouldn't be that easy right? But still I only followed some very short "how to secure your server" guide and know nothing about any of that, so who knows.


noob server security stuff question 

…ok I think I now know that I have very little reason to worry, sorry for asking silly questions.

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Re: noob server security stuff question 

@maunzikation I agree that you have probably not much to worry about, but I do not agree that those questions were silly. I needed to look it up as well.

Re: noob server security stuff question 

@gRuFtY thank you <3

so I think what is actually going on is that is running out of space, but tootctl media remove doesn't work. Let's see if I'm motivated to find out why…

oh ok now it works. or at least it is printing a lot of green dots which I guess are its way of showing that it is doing something. also apparently I didn't have a cronjob for that (and some other cron thing was giving errors? well,,,) so i guess maybe that mystery is explained

also, I have never not experienced very lorge ssh lag (with any server, on any internets) and I hate it so much. it is gnawing at my very existence.

I'll just go take a shower and see if anything happens by then

@maunzikation an unresponsive/laggy CLI is arguably even worse than an unresponsive GUI

@tom yeah, like, it's supposed to be the fast thing! and then sometimes it's not! and sometimes you don't know if it's just taking its time to show things or if actually the connection is gone,, like me earlier,, well.

@maunzikation can I give you some advice for using mastodon maintenance tasks like removing remote media?

@tom yes, please! I'm basically just fumbling around cluelessly whenever I think of stuff.

@maunzikation it's always a good idea to run things inside tmux, it essentially allows you to keep ssh sessions active even when you disconnect from your server

@maunzikation it also allows you to have multiple virtual sessions open so you can run stuff that takes a while in a tmux "window" while doing other stuff in another window

@tom aah, thank you! i used that once, because the mastodon install guide recommended it, and then all the other times i felt like "uuuh i'd have to look that up again" so i didn't, but it'd make so much sense. *looks it up*

@maunzikation feel free to @ me if you ever need anything btw! I know Some Things at this point

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