Linux home directory encryption

Encrypting the $HOME directory under ubuntu/debian and other dists. In my case my $USER is “ubuntu” so be careful to replace that with your own user. Be sure to have…Encrypting the $HOME directory under ubuntu/debian and other dists. In my case my $USER is “ubuntu” so be careful to replace that with your own user. […]

How to install mod_security for Apache

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Cacti installation for monitoring servers and routers

This is done with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, but, it may be done with othe distros too. First install the required packages:

Go to /var/www/ download cacti, unpack it and…This is done with Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, but, it may be done with othe distros too. First install the required packages:

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How to setup SSH – Install SSH server and client

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series SSH Best Practices

What is SSH? Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices. SSH was designed as a…What is SSH? Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices. SSH […]

How to Setup a free Webradio Server – Install a Shoutcast Server on Linux

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to setup your own free shoutcast server with shoutcast server software from shoutcast.com 1. login to your server via ssh (ssh tutorial) to get…In this tutorial you’ll learn how to setup your own free shoutcast server with shoutcast server software from shoutcast.com 1. login to your server via ssh […]

How To solve – ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2)

Something like: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2) Ok this was tough enough to find. :P Three simple things. the number inside parenthesis…Something like: ERROR 2002 (HY000): Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2) Ok this was tough enough to find. :P Three simple things. […]

Configure SSMTP on Linux – How to send mail from linux system with Gmail (as smarthost)

SSMTP is a simple MTA(Message Transfer Agent) to send off mail from a Linux system to a mailhub. For a mailhub will use a Gmail account. SSMTP can send emails…SSMTP is a simple MTA(Message Transfer Agent) to send off mail from a Linux system to a mailhub. For a mailhub will use a Gmail account. […]

Server monitoring – remote monitor a server with GKrellM via ssh tunnel

Hostname/systemname display. Clock/calendar. SMP CPU monitor that can chart individual CPUs and/or a composite CPU. Temperature, fan, and voltage sensor monitors if supported by the kernel and the…

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Hostname/systemname display. Clock/calendar. SMP CPU monitor that can chart individual CPUs and/or a composite CPU. Temperature, fan, and voltage sensor monitors if supported by […]

Linux Server Monitoring – Schedule a Command Output to be Sent via Email on Boot

Scheduling a command on boot it’s easy and it can be done with different ways. One, with cronjobs and second, with the rc.local file (/etc/rc.local). Third, by putting your own…Scheduling a command on boot it’s easy and it can be done with different ways. One, with cronjobs and second, with the rc.local file (/etc/rc.local). Third, […]

Send email from Linux Terminal – How to install and use mutt terminal email client

Mutt is a sophisticated email client for linux terminal. It supports MIME, GPG, PGP and threading. In this tutorial I wont expand to report full use of the software because…Mutt is a sophisticated email client for linux terminal. It supports MIME, GPG, PGP and threading. In this tutorial I wont expand to report full use […]