How To Set Up SSH Keys

in Categories Link last updated October 21, 2016

SSH keys provide a better and secure way of logging into a server with SSH than using a password. If you are a sysadmin or programmer, you may need to use SSH to fix server or update code. This guide explains how to setup SSH keys securely between your server and client computer.

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You can now live patch Ubuntu Linux Kernel without rebooting the box

in Categories Link last updated October 20, 2016

Kernel live patching enables runtime correction of critical security issues in running kernel without rebooting. Try new service from Canonical the company behind Ubuntu Linux operating system. It uses upstream Linux kernel 4.x kpatch technology. This guide explains how to enable or patch your Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS server without rebooting the box.

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Disabling Google Chrome PDF viewer

in Categories Howto last updated August 29, 2016

Google Chrome has “Chrome PDF Viewer” to view or open pdf files. It is an unwanted feature. I do not need it at all. I want my PDF open in Preview on a MacOS X or default pdf viewer in Linux. This feature was hidden. I want to disable it from my Google Chrome browser because it was slow scrolling with a large pdf file sizes.

Accessing Internet from cloud VM when you have only private network enabled

in Categories Hardware, Howto last updated August 17, 2016

We have a couple of virtual servers hosted with Softlayer for processing data and backup purpose. The public interface is completely turned off i.e. no Internet access. We can only access VMs using a VPN. It resulted in decreased costs and many security problems for backend servers. However, when you order “Private Network Only” cloud VM, you cannot route outgoing traffic to the Internet using your VM.

Book Review: FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystem

in Categories Reviews last updated March 28, 2016

FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty FilesystemsA filesystem is nothing but the data structures that an operating system uses to keep track of files on a disk. The filesystem stores your pictures, music, videos, accounting data and more. The different operating system comes with various filesystems. You may need to move data between FreeBSD and other Unix-like systems like OS X or Linux based device. Knowing all about filesystem help us to archive or move data between system. The “FreeBSD Mastery: Specialty Filesystem” is an essential, practical and well-written book.

Unixstickers Review: Add Beautiful Linux/FreeBSD Stickers To Your Laptop

in Categories Open Source, Reviews last updated August 19, 2016

The Linux-powered device is beautiful on its own but with billions of Linux-powered devices out there it is not particularly unique. You can add stickers to your Linux powered desktop, router, and Laptop to stand out from the crowd with stickers and more. In this post I will be quickly reviewing Unixstickers.com, they claim to be the largest store for high quality and finely printed stickers, t-shirts, mugs, posters and pins on Unix, Linux, programming and software.

Download of the day: Tails Linux 2.0 ISO CD/DVD

in Categories Linux News last updated January 27, 2016

Tails (The Amnesic Incognito Live System) version 2.0 has been released. It is a Debian-based security-focused Linux distribution and it is designed to increase privacy and anonymity online. This release fixes many security issues and users should upgrade as soon as possible.
Download tails 2.0