Posts written by Brandon Philips
This guest post was contributed by Mr. Brandon Philips. Brandon is part of a small team of Rackers getting the Rackspace Cloud Monitoring Agent ready for launch. The Agent will help customers monitor the internals of their servers and application. You can check out his site at http://ifup.org, find him at local San Francisco meetups and check out his code on Github.
The public internet can be a scary place for servers. Log files of servers attached to public addresses will show regular port scans and URL snooping. These log entries are the inescapable reminder that your hosts are always one misconfiguration away from disaster.
With this guide you will learn how to create a bastion host and an isolated cloud network so you can reduce the number of servers that have to encounter these threats.