Firewall configuration isn’t always a very easy thing in linux. I know that I have felt a bit intimidated, in the past. UFW (uncomplicated firewall) is meant to make it much easier. UFW is a configuration tool that runs on top of iptables. In this post, I am hoping to go over how to use …Continue reading "How to use the UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) in linux"
Whether you are attacking a computer or protecting it, proper intelligence about a computer is important. A very powerful option for learning about a given system is Nmap. According to Nmap’s website: Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) …Continue reading "How to use Nmap to identify what a server is running"
There are folders where you can place your script. For hourly tasks: /etc/cron.hourly For daily tasks: /etc/cron.daily For weekly tasks: /etc/cron.weekly For monthly tasks: /etc/cron.monthlyContinue reading "How do I schedule a task to run daily/weekly/monthly on Ubuntu?"
This is a pretty good trick to know. It will grab the rendered version of your website, even if the original is database-driven. wget -mk http://steinbring.netContinue reading "How to create a complete mirror of a website, using wget"
So, you want to run a web server and you are not the only person who will have the ability to upload files to it? You might want to think about installing an antivirus scanner. If you are running Linux (like I am), Clam AntiVirus is a good option. So, how do you install it? …Continue reading "How do I protect my Linux web server from viruses?"
/sbin/ifconfigContinue reading "How do I check my IP address in linux?"
tl;dr: It’s better than I thought it would be. You need just need to learn the tricks. Install crouton and Chrome Remote Desktop. Over the past few months, I’ve been watching the ultrabook market for something that would have sufficient power, a day-long battery, and enough portability to allow me to carry it around comfortably. …Continue reading "What is a Chromebook like to own?"
So, you have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu and you need to start setting things up. What is the first priority? You need to create new user accounts. To add a new account, you can use useradd. sudo useradd -d [user’s home folder] -m [username] The above command creates the user’s account and their …Continue reading "How to add a new user in Ubuntu Linux"