Enable Two-Factor Auth for Cockpit with Google Authenticator | Cockpit is the awesome web interface to manage a Linux VM or server. For best security, one can setup two-factor auth with google authenticator for Cockpit. Here is a how-to for Fedora Linux 25!
Set Password or SSH Key for CentOS Cloud Images | CentOS provides cloud images for various cloud environments such as Openstack, RHV, Azure, or just KVM. It is possible to alter user passwords or SSH keys on these images without using cloud-init! This is nifty for use in Jenkins, Packer, local dev work or other use cases to just write changes to the image so it is ready to go. Check this out!
Google Cloud Storage Nearline Personal Linux Desktop Backup | Backup data to the cloud for cheap with Google Cloud and Nearline storage. I use Google Cloud Storage Nearline to backup my desktop, openmediavault NAS, servers, and more. Here is how I do it!
Update pfSense from the command line | pfSense is awesome open source router software based on FreeBSD. It features a nice web interface to do any tasks! While the main way to administer and upgrade pfSense is via the web interface, one can also upgrade via command line. Check it out!
Echo to pipe sudo tee Instead of Switching to root | Trying to change a value in proc or write a root owned file without switching to root is possible via sudo and tee. This is very useful in automation or scripts. Here’s the scoop!
Install the app symlinks to locate broken symlinks on Linux | While it is possible to use find and other bash hackery to locate broken symlinks, an easier way is to use the command line app: symlinks. Check it out!