At this point, we can say that using telnet as a means of accessing servers is effectively dead. It took awhile, but the security concerns associated with it were finally elevated to the point where everyone finally made the choice to move to SSH. Why did we stop there? SSH provides one of the most secure methods of accessing a system and its services that is available anywhere. In addition, as you will see in this article, it can be used to access services that are traditionally not secure and should really never be used without it. Let’s dive in.
If you have not installed wireless firmware to support your wireless network card during Debian wheezy installation you can do so later by enabling debian's non-free repository. Here is how you do it. First open your /etc/apt/sources.list file and change line ( your repository mirror may be different ):
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main
deb http://http.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main non-free
Once done update packages list with a command:
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Debian by default comes with Iceweasel web browser instead of firefox. Although it is recommended to use Iceweasel you may have a need to install firefox are here is a simple way how to install firefox on Debian wheezy by using Linux mint's debian import repository. First edit your /etc/apt/sources.list file and add the following line:
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com debian import
Update your package list:
# apt-get update
The above command will fetch mint package repository list. As a last step install firefox browser:Read more...
We all ‘know’ what an IP address is and what it’s significance in the age of the internet is. What remains a mystery to a large number of people however (surprisingly even those in the technology industry) is exactly what an IP address is, in detail, and what the component parts represent and the significance of each. Today, we are going to define those components and talk a bit about each in an effort to make things a bit clearer as well as prepare you for the eventual (and inevitable) move to IPv6 (the subject of a series of later articles).
Some integrated devices have less than stellar support and even the proprietary binary graphics drivers have left something to be desired. Worse, modern laptops that contain the ‘Optimus’ technology (multiple GPU configurations – NVidia and Intel) either had to be used in one mode or the other (one or the other X Server, but not both). Enter the ‘bumblebee’ project. This project allows you to compile support onto your system to allow you to designate certain applications to use the discrete driver (NVidia) for better video/game performance but did not address the ability to use both video cards for desktop display of multiple monitors. Today, we will address that shortcoming.
In this configuration tutorial we will guide you through the process of configuring sendmail to be an email relay for your gmail or google apps account. This allows you to send email from your bash scripts, hosted website or from command line using mail command. Other examples where you can utilize this setting is for a notification purposes such or failed backups etc. Sendmail is just one of many utilities which can be configured to rely on gmail account where the others include postfix, exim , ssmpt etc. In this tutorial we will use Debian and sendmail for this task.
# apt-get install sendmail mailutils sendmail-bin
# mkdir -m 700 /etc/mail/authinfo/ # cd /etc/mail/authinfo/
next we need to create an auth file with a following content. File can have any name, in this example the name is gmail-auth:Read more...
Most of the time as a system administrator you are managing your servers over the network. It is very rare that you will need to have a physical access to any of your managed servers. In most cases all you need is to SSH remotely to do your administration task. In this article we will configure a GUI alternative to a remote access to your RHEL server, which is VNC. VNC allows you to open a remote GUI session to your server and thus providing you with a full graphical interface accessible from any remote location.
Once you downloaded a Raspberry PI *.img file you may have a reason to look inside the image. Here is a shot config on how you do it:
First get your image file:
# ls -lh
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.9G Apr 24 14:35 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img
Next, check the filesystem table with fdisk:
# fdisk -l 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img
Disk 2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img: 1939 MB, 1939865600 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 235 cylinders, total 3788800 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00014d34
Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img1 8192 122879 57344 c W95 FAT32 (LBA)
2013-02-09-wheezy-raspbian.img2 122880 3788799 1832960 83 Linux
The important note to take from the above output is:
With the recent release of VMWare ESXi 5.1 and the associated fully featured web client management (which we may cover in a later article), Linux in general is getting closer and closer to the ‘do anything’ desktop operating system we have all wanted it to be for some time. Maturity breeds integration and although we have always had any number of tools to manage our command line servers, our Windows desktops and Mac OSX or other Linux graphical environments separately, we were lacking in a tool that put all the pieces together and managed our connections for us. There are several tools that are attempting to integrate system management, today we are going to talk about one, the “Remmina Remote Desktop Client”.
Today’s topic is going to cover the Samba client setup and your ability to mount your Windows shares (Windows 8 included) on your Ubuntu desktop. Although you will get the basic information you need to install and configure your Ubuntu system for accessing Windows shares