I've done a couple things to try and make nodus a little more secure. Some have worried that nodus may be susceptible to being drafted into a botnet, slowing down our operations.
1. I configured the ssh server settings to disallow logins as root. Ubuntu doesn't enable the root account by default anyways, but it doesn't hurt.
2. I installed fail2ban. Function: If some IP address fails to authenticate an ssh connection 3 times, it is banned from trying to connect for 10 minutes. This is mostly for thwarting mass brute force attacks. Looking at /var/log/auth.log doesn't indicate any of this kind of thing going on in the past week, at least.
3. I set up and enabled ufw (uncomplicated firewall) to only allow incoming traffic for:
I don't think there are any other ports we need open, but I could be wrong. Let me know if I broke something you need!