NOTE: Did you order a trial via Hypernode.com (by invitation only)? Please be aware you do not have access to the Service Panel mentioned below. Please use the SSH key you submitted when ordering your trial.
Congratulations with your new Hypernode! To access it, you need to use an SSH client.
This tutorial shows how to log in to the Hypernode with PuTTY (for Windows users) or Terminal (Linux and Mac OSX) using SSH.
NB: If you want to create SSH keys, please read the article: Create SSH Keys on Hypernode.
Table of contents
- 1 For Windows users
- 2 For Linux and Mac OSX users
- 3 Brute force protection
- 4 Disabling password authentication
For Windows users
Login using PuTTY
To use PuTTY you need to download this program from the PuTTY website. To connect to Hypernode you’ll have to use your SSH hostname and username. These settings can be found in the Byte Service Panel. Use the following steps to connect to Hypernode.
- In the Byte Service Panel select your package/domain, go to
Shell Toegang. The required credentials are listed under SSH gegevens
- Open to PuTTY
- Navigate to Session and enter your hostname (or IP address) in the Host name field
- This should be the name of your Hypernode plan: name.hypernode.io
- Enter app as your username
- Enter your password (it’s the same as the “Technisch Beheerder” login password for the Service panel)
- Congrats! You can now access your Hypernode.
Login using the
Windows Subsystem for Linux on Windows 10
If you are on Windows 10 and a more experienced user, you can install the
Windows Subsystem for Linux.
This way you can simply install the bash shell and all needed GNU Utils to create an environment similar to the hypernode.
To do this, use this excellent howto on howtogeek
For Linux and Mac OSX users
Login using Terminal (Linux) or iTerm2 (MacOS)
Use the following command to connect to Hypernode:
name is the name you have chosen when you ordered the Hypernode. If the name of your node is example.hypernode.io the command would be like this:
Enter your password (it’s the same as the “Technisch Beheerder” login password for the Service Panel) and press Enter. Congrats! You can now access your Hypernode
Brute force protection
We enabled fail2ban on the hypernode, which is a tool that detects bruteforces by tailing the remote access logs (
/var/log/auth.log). IP’s that try more then 6 times to login within 20 minutes will be added to the firewall for an hour.
It is possible that you ban your own IP through fail2ban because of extensive testing. You can manage your own whitelist of IP’s that fail2ban needs to ignore. The IP’s added to the WAF whitelist will be completely ignored by fail2ban. If you happen to get blocked yourself, add your IP address to the WAF whitelist.
Via the hypernode-systemctl tool
You can easily whitelist IP addresses via the command line. First, run the following to check if any IP’s are already whitelisted:
hypernode-systemctl whitelist get waf
Adding to whitelist
To add more values to your whitelists you can run the following. Please note that descriptions are optional:
hypernode-systemctl whitelist add waf 126.96.36.199 --description "my description"
Removing from whitelist
To remove values from your whitelists you can run the following:
hypernode-systemctl whitelist remove waf 188.8.131.52
Via your Service Panel
Only Dutch customers have the option to add an IP address to the WAF whitelist via their Service Panel. The steps:
- Log on to your Service Panel
- Select your Hypernode
- Go to ‘Instellingen’
- Select ‘WAF whitelist’
- Add IP address and description
Disabling password authentication
More experienced SSH users often want to fully disable password authentication on the hypernode.
This can be done through our service panel by disabling password logins on SSH.
To do this, select
From there click the
Uitschakelen button in the section
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