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Implementing a Network Probing Machine

In my job, we needed to perform some networking tests in an unsafe network segment, so I decided to make a machine for that purpose, granting that the risks were mitigated by hardening the operating system. In this post, I describe the steps to create this environment. Installat…

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Bits #5: Static IP Configuration in Arch Linux

In this post, I am going to explain how to set a static IP address in Arch Linux. For the first time, I created a machine with Arch Linux without DHCP support, and although it is not a very difficult process, I took some notes and decided to publish them for further reference. T…

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Bits #4: Rescuing Arch Linux

Working with PAM modules cuts both ways: while it helps to improve the system's security, it could be disastrous by making the system inaccessible even for root. Months ago I wrote a tutorial on how to harden Arch Linux and today I used that guide while setting up a new installa…

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Installing Nerd Fonts

I am setting up my graphical environment in Arch Linux, but since the installation is minimal, I noticed I needed to install TTF/OTF fonts. The first font I installed was DejaVu, which is pretty good, but I wanted something more modern, but with good support from different chara…

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GUI in Arch Linux

Now that the Arch Linux is installed and hardened, it is time to install a graphical environment to enable this system to be used as a workstation. This text will show how to setup the system, install the basic packages, and apply my personal configurations to build a system ver…

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Hardening Arch Linux

This is a direct sequence of Installing Arch Linux, which already includes some hardening practices. This guide will go one step further because I am applying some CIS controls specific for Linux environments, obviously scoping and tailoring for my personal purposes. Security x …

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Installing Arch Linux

I have decided to install Arch Linux on my next laptop but first had to test it to be sure of my choice. Since I was looking for a hardened installation, which was not covered by the official installation guide, I decided to create this guide for my personal use and I hope it wi…