Alpine Linux Howtos and Tutorials

Tutorials, howtos, and tips about Alpine Linux a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox.

At home or in a cloud environment, IP addresses are assigned dynamically by the DHCP server. Setting a static IP address on your Alpine Linux server is required for various reasons. For instance, Alpine Linux is configured as a DHCP server or KVM server to host multiple VMs. Static IP address makes it easy to work with port forwarding, firewalling, and HTTPS server too. This quick tutorial will explain how to set up a static IP address on Alpine Linux.
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Alpine Linux comes with a monitoring sensors package called lm-sensors. It is an easy-to-use and open-source application for monitoring CPU temperatures, voltage, and fans. This page explains how to install, configure, and use lm-sensors on Alpine Linux to view CPU temperature and other data on your Alpine Linux-powered laptop or server.
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VnStat is a free and open-source app for servers and routers. It is a console-based network traffic monitor. It keeps a log of the 5-minute interval, hourly, daily, monthly, and yearly network traffic for the selected interface(s). Let us see how to install vnStat on the Alpine Linux server to keep a tab on bandwidth usage.
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Alpine Wall (Awall) is an easy to use interface to iptables for Alpine Linux users. While iptables and ip6tables is an excellent command, it can be challenging for new Alpine Linux users. The awall tool has easy to follow high-level concepts such as zones, limits, policies, and a single source for both IPv4 and IPv6. This tutorial will show you how to set up a firewall with Awall on Alpine Linux.
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I am a new Alpine Linux user. By default, my server name is set to ‘localhost’ during installation. Now, I would like to change the computer name. How do I change the Alpine Linux computer name? Can you tell me more about Alpine Linux change hostname command?
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