How I set up my Raspberry PI
This time I try the SanDisk Max Endurance 32GByte card (claims 100MB/40MB R/W-rate)
Other cards lasted 2 to 5 years. I wonder if this one will be more durable. My Pi is a model 2b that has been running more or less non-stop since 2015 and ate a couple of microSDs in the process.
Download Imager (in my case windows) and choose Raspbian
Set hostname, activate ssh (as I'm running headless), set credentials (not user "pi") - pretty easy these days.
insert card and boot
connect via ssh (always the same Addressm as my router has a fixed dhcp entry for the Raspberry pi's MAC
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt autoremove
Install as outlined here:
I needed to set the size to 80M.
And as I care about a free (like in "free speech", not "free beer") Internet, I install a snowflake proxy:
sudo apt install fail2ban
as described here https://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-fail2ban/
sudo service fail2ban status
(I had some syntax-issues in jail.local)
Set timezone with sudo raspi-config
And it makes a lot of sense to run fail2ban. I have SSH open and within a day, I've been attacked from around the planet, with an amazing concentration of taiwanese IP adresses. The map only shows the location of IPs that tried often enough to actually get banned.
|Atttackers connecting to my ssh server during one day|