(Not a Linux guru!) At work we have for the past month had a serious issue that we haven't been able to solve. From a server running Ubuntu-Linux we are using PHP to connect to a server running Microsoft SQL Server 2005. This has been working without problems for a long time.
We have just deployed a couple of Linux server. Each sysadmin will have his own account on the server (i.e.: jsmith), and will connect using SSH with a certificate which will be put into the "authorized_keys" file in their home directory.
Back on ssh topic, i think this is third or perhaps the fourth article regarding ssh, one of my favorite tools on a Linux server, and that a lot of times is not used or configured properly. In this small guide i’ll show you some setup to make your ssh server a bit more safer from the most common attacks.