There are a couple different types of security; preventative will stop something bad from happening and detective will alert you when something bad does happen.

I have box that is SSH accessible on the internet that I want secure. There are lots of good sources for preventative SSH security (e.g. no passwords, tight config…) but not many for detective security. To be more secure (and decrease my paranoia) I want to be notified when someone SSH’s into that box from the wide internet, and I usually read my email.

The first part is being able to send an email from…

Graham Jenson

Removing Dependencies to Scale Everything

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