Trabia VDS-1G VPS benchmark results

This week I will benchmark VPS instances from providers I work with or have recently worked with in the entry level segment ~ $5.00 a month to see where we are at.

I will refer back to this in a comparison post.

Trabia VDS-1G VPS €5 (~ $5.90) per month

Processor: 1 vCore
Memory: 1 GB
Storage: 25 GB SSD SATA
Public bandwidth: 100Mbps

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
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Vultr High Frequency Cloud VPS benchmark results

This is part of a series of posts where I will benchmark some VPS offerings in the entry level ~$5.00 per month segment to refer to in an upcoming roundup.

Vultr High Frequency Compute Cloud Instance $ 6.00 per month

Processor: 1 vCore
Memory: 1 GB
Storage: 32 GB SSD SATA
Public bandwidth: 1TB at 10Gbe

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
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Vultr SSD Cloud VPS benchmark results

This is part of a series of posts where I will benchmark some VPS offerings from providers I work with or have recently worked with in the entry level segment ~ $5.00 a month to see where we are at. I will refer to them in an upcoming comparison.

Vultr SSD Cloud Instance $ 5.00 per month

Processor: 1 vCore
Memory: 1 GB
Storage: 25 GB SSD SATA
Public bandwidth: 1TB at 10Gbe

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
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OVH Cloud Starter VPS benchmark results

This week I will benchmark VPS instances from providers I work with or have recently worked with in the entry level segment ~ $5.00 a month to see where we are at.

Just the stats initially. Later I will provide some more depth and refer back to this.

OVH Cloud Starter $3.50 per month

Processor: 1 vCore
Memory: 2 GB
Storage: 20 GB SSD SATA
Public bandwidth: 100Mbps

Geekbench 4 Benchmark Test:
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Using Cloudflare as a domain registrar only (without delegating DNS to Cloudflare)

Cloudflare Registrar Services allows for the registration of many TLD at wholesale pricing.

Traditionally this came with the requirement to use Cloudflare services, at least the free tier to manage the domain. In other words the domain was delegating to Cloudflare’s name servers and this was not negotiable. Today this is no longer the case. Shortly after launching registrar services to the public they added an API endpoint……


Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with fully encrypted ZFS root FS ? Yes, please!

Release notes state that ZFS on Linux is shipping with Ubuntu 20.04. Nice.

But encryption capability is not integrated into ubiquity – the graphical installer. OOB ZFS is not available with root FS encryption.

But making it work is super easy thanks to Sean Reifschneider who modified a gist that Garrett Fields had written for 19.10.

Literally a 3 minute job. Instructions here: link


Microsoft finally roll out IPv6 on Azure – sort of.

Last month Microsoft announced the general availability of IPv6 on Azure.

I thought this was excellent news. I had been waiting for this a long time and with much enthusiasm I logged into our Azure Portal. They have indeed taken IPv6 out of beta but there are some caveats worth mentioning. The COVID-19 stuff is keeping me a bit busy so I will just throw out the two biggest issues I came……


Cloudflare – Security Best Practices

Citadelo have published this excellent post on how to optimize security when using Cloudflare to “protect” a domain.

Some very good points re: OSINT mitigation are outlined. A good read!


Fail2Ban 0.8.x and OpenVPN 2.4.x – correctly detecting OpenVPN brute force attempts in FreePBX 14

Issue:
On an install of FreePBX 14 with responsive firewall and OpenVPN server enabled there is no mitigation against brute force attacks against the OpenVPN server. /var/log/messages is getting spammed with failed handshakes:

Feb 3 16:17:19 voipserver234 openvpn: Sun Feb 3 16:17:19 2019 103.37.x.x:49060 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]103.37.x.x:49060, sid=6a22eb44 5adb63fe
Feb 3 16:17:19 voipserver234 openvpn: Sun Feb 3 16:17:19 2019 103.37.x.x:25678 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]103.37.x.x:25678, sid=6a22eb44 5adb63fe
Feb 3 16:17:20 voipserver234 openvpn: Sun Feb 3 16:17:20 2019 103.37.x.x:40132 TLS Error:……


Installing yourls on Ubuntu 18.04 with MariaDB 10.1.x Uncaught PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes

Issue:
When installing yourls and clicking the INSTALL button under /admin/install.php you get a server Error 500 and the following error shows up in the log:

2018/12/08 21:22:10 [error] 21768#21768: *2 FastCGI sent in stderr: “PHP message: PHP Fatal error: Uncaught PDOException: SQLSTATE[42000]: Syntax error or access violation: 1071 Specified key was too long; max key length is 767 bytes in /home/webuser/public_html/includes/vendor/aura/sql/src/ExtendedPdo.php:748

Stack trace:
#0 /home/webuser/public_html/includes/vendor/aura/sql/src/ExtendedPdo.php(748): PDOStatement->execute()

#1 /home/webuser/public_html/includes/functions-install.php(252): Aura\Sql\ExtendedPdo->perform(‘CREATE TABLE IF…’)