Ask HN: How do you secure your home server?

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  • How-To-Secure-A-Linux-Server

    An evolving how-to guide for securing a Linux server.

    I am getting into self-hosting and it seems it takes an awful lot of work to secure your general-purpose Linux distribution.[0] I am surprised that the default seems to be to do all of this by hand.

    How do you deploy a secure Linux home server? Are there distros that are pre-configured for this purpose? Do you use any Ansible playbooks (or other scripts)? Or do you indeed implement all security measures manually?


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