Switch to Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 13.04 | Gnome Classic fans, fear not. Classic Gnome still exists in Ubuntu 13.04. I’ll show you how it works!
How to run a Tor Relay on Ubuntu or Debian | Here is a quick how-to for setting up a Tor relay on Ubuntu or Debian Linux!
Install Drupal 7 in Ubuntu 12.04 | Drupal 7 is provided in Ubuntu 12.04. I’ll show you how to get it up and running! 1. Install the package drupal7: $ sudo apt-get install drupal7 2. Create the following apache site configuration file: $ sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/drupal7 Alias /drupal7 “/usr/share/drupal7″ < Directory /usr/share/drupal7 > Options -Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews < /Directory > 3. Enable
Combine apt-get update and apt-get upgrade in one command | On Ubuntu or Debian, it is possible to make a small bash one-liner to fully update the host with one simple command. I’ll show you how! 1. Create a file called ‘update’ in /usr/local/bin: $ sudo nano /usr/local/bin/update 2. Type the following for the file contents, then save with Control+X. #!/bin/bash sudo apt-get update &&
Ubuntu Server MOTD Include Security Updates | Ubuntu Server can display outstanding package and security updates as the MOTD when logging in locally or via ssh. I’ll show you how! To enable this feature, install the following package: $ sudo apt-get install update-notifier-common The terminal output will look as below: $ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org Linux example.com 3.0.18-linode43 #1 SMP Mon Jan 30 11:44:09
Install nmap 6 on Debian or Ubuntu Linux | nmap 6 is out! It will be a couple of centuries before this is available in Debian, so I’ll show you how to easily create a .deb package right now. The following steps will provide a .deb package which is easy to cleanly uninstall at anytime as needed. Updated 19 June 2012! 1. First install
Connect Midi Keyboard for Playback in Linux | Below is a simple how-to guide to use your USB midi keyboard in Linux to play some basic sounds back. I’ll show you some tips! 1. First, connect and power on your USB midi keyboard. 2. Next, on Debian or Ubuntu, install these packages which will pull in all related depedencies. sudo apt-get install qjackctl
What’s New in Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS | Ubuntu Server 12.04 will be released on 26 April 2012. Ubuntu 12.04 is supported with security updates until 2017 which makes Ubuntu LTS an attractive choice for use as a server. At the time of this blog post, 12.04 is still in Alpha 1 so many changes are still occurring. However, I will give you
Disable SSLv2 in Cyrus IMAP server | Cyrus often ships by default with SSLv2 enabled which can be considered a security vulnerability. Here’s how to disable SSLv2 in your Cyrus IMAP server! 1. Edit the file /etc/imapd.conf sudo nano /etc/imapd.conf Find the following line, and remove the SSLv2 indication where it may be found: Before: tls_cipher_list: TLSv1:SSLv3:SSLv2:!NULL:!EXPORT:!DES:!LOW:@STRENGTH After: (below is the Debian
ufw Allow From Specific IP on Specific Port | ufw is the friendly command line firewall utility in Debian and Ubuntu. I’ll show you how to create a specific rule syntax for allowing traffic in from a specific ip on a specific port. Say for example you want to allow traffic from 192.168.1.215 on udp port 88. Here is the command: $ sudo ufw