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Intermediate Linux / Unix System Administrator Tutorials

These tutorials assumes that you have strong understanding of Unix like operating systems and very comfortable with most aspects of the Unix/Linux operating system. Familiar with fundamental networking/distributed computing environments is required. ( rss feed )

How To Patch and Protect Linux Kernel Zero Day Vulnerability CVE-2016-0728 [ 19/Jan/2016 ]

A very serious security problem has been found in the Linux kernel. A 0-day local privilege escalation vulnerability has existed since 2012. This bug affects millions of Android or Linux applications to escalate privileges. Any server or desktop (32 or 64 bit) with Linux Kernel version 3.8+ is vulnerable. How do I fix this problem?
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How to block an IP address with ufw on Ubuntu Linux server

I am using UFW to manage firewall on my Ubuntu Linux 12.04/14.04 LTS server. I need to block a specific IP address from accessing my server. How do I block an IP address using ufw?
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How to secure and lock down Apple OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) with osxlockdown

Is there is an easy way to audit and lock down (secure) Apple OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) unix operating system?
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How to find out AES-NI (Advanced Encryption) Enabled on Linux System

The Intel Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) or New Instructions (AES-NI) engine enables extremely fast hardware encryption and decryption for openssl, ssh, vpn, Linux/Unix/OSX full disk encryption and more. How do I check support for Intel or AMD AES-NI is loaded in my running Linux in my Linux based system including openssl?
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FreeBSD Install Rsnapshot Filesystem Snapshot Backup Utility

How do I install rsnapshot a filesystem snapshot utility based on rsync on my FreeBSD server to backup my local/remote Linux and Unix-based desktop, server and laptop system?
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How To Install FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B

How do I install FreeBSD 10 or FreeBSD 11 (current) on Raspberry Pi 2 Model B? How do I flash the SD Card using Linux, OS X, FreeBSD or Unix-like operating system?
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How To Wakeup Backup Nas Server and Mirror Files Using Rsync in Linux

I‘ve a critical data stored on my small home server. I backup my Desktop, Laptop and a remote VPS server to my home nas server powered by Debian Linux using rsnapshot backup utility. In the event that my main nas server has a hardware (hard disk failure) problem, having mirrored files provides some sort of peace of mind. How do I mirror /backups/personal (total 100GB and growing everyday) to a secondary nas Linux server located in my network?
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