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How secure is forging on VPS?
« on: December 20, 2014, 01:20:38 am »

Hi,

What to do to forge with my server on VPS? I want it to continue forging after I closed the connection with VPS. And how safe would be my passphrase against attacks on the VPS?
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Re: How secure is forging on VPS?
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 01:51:10 am »

Hi,

What to do to forge with my server on VPS? I want it to continue forging after I closed the connection with VPS. And how safe would be my passphrase against attacks on the VPS?
once it starts forging, it will continue to as long as NXT java is running
If your VPS is compromised when you start forging, then they have your password
If your VPS is compromised after you start forging, at some point in time they will get your password.

So, what I suggest is to put 10 NXT (or so) in the account on your VPS. Start it forging.
Then with all the rest of your NXT in a safe acct you never use outside of secure hardlines, lease the balance to your VPS acct.

This way, even if your VPS is compromised, you lose 10NXT and it will probably even keep forging, unless the hacker is just mean and stops your forging

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Re: How secure is forging on VPS?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2014, 07:35:39 pm »

So, what I suggest is to put 10 NXT (or so) in the account on your VPS. Start it forging.
Then with all the rest of your NXT in a safe acct you never use outside of secure hardlines, lease the balance to your VPS acct.

This way, even if your VPS is compromised, you lose 10NXT and it will probably even keep forging, unless the hacker is just mean and stops your forging

James

 Very elegant solution =)

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Re: How secure is forging on VPS?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 01:02:13 pm »

Very elegant, indeed. Thank you! So maybe it's best to use VPSs just as public nodes, and forge with the real weight from non-public nodes.
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Re: How secure is forging on VPS?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 01:45:41 am »

It depends how you set up your VPS machine, as it does need some specific layer of security.
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Re: How secure is forging on VPS?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2015, 03:53:47 pm »

make sure you update ssl:)
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Re: How secure is forging on VPS?
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2015, 05:31:52 pm »

make sure you update ssl:)
Which update are you referring to? NRS communications (including SSL) are handled by Jetty.
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