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?"
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?"
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"
So, you are looking to install Ubuntu? Ubuntu is a great foundation to run a server upon. This post will step you through the initial installation of Ubuntu Server 10.04. As of the writing of this, version 10.04 is the latest LTS release. Please keep in mind that these steps will get a functional operating …Continue reading "How to install Ubuntu Server 10.04"