If you are running Docker services relying only on a firewall like UFW or firewalld, you could have a high chance to expose your container services to the world.

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Some days ago, I received a notification from one of my container services which runs on a cloud VPS instance. Briefly, this VPS is configured to host multiple applications relying on docker and docker compose. Those applications are not intended to be published directly to the internet, but they need to be accessed through NGINX configured as a proxy, which forwards incoming requests to the proper application. Unfortunately, this VPS instance isn’t provided by an external firewall service, so I’ve configured iptables through UFW, which is a frontend for iptables that simplifies firewall management. …

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Deploying web applications in R with shiny

Shiny is an R package which allow building interactive web applications by combining the power of R with the current trends of the modern web. Users can develop web applications directly in R using RStudio, without worrying about Javascripts, CSS and HTML (or at least, with a little knowledge of them). Web applications can then be shared using RStudio products, such as shinyapps.io, …

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Recently, I was talking with my collegues and they were impressed that I could find a linux command I typed two years ago in my bash history. They think that I was kidding them, but I spent a lot of time in managing bash history and you could imagine how can be useful to track very all the complex linux commands you typed recently (or not).

In my work experience I spend a lot of time with bash terminal, facing different aspects like programming, maintaining our work infrastructure or performing data analysis. Since I move from different projects I found…

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