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How to check internet speed on Ubuntu Server

Sep 30 2017 05:01 PM | brent in Articles

Run the following: curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py | python -

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How to install TeamSpeak Server

Oct 02 2016 06:35 PM | brent in Articles

First of all you’ll need to login to your server, now lets begin by downloading the latest version of the Linux Teamspeak server:-https://www.teamspeak.com/downloadsHead over to TeamSpeak and download the Server Linux version. Ok, so now lets extract...

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Feb 12 2013 11:49 PM | brent in Articles

Iptables is a firewall, installed by default on all official Ubuntu distributions (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu). among other distributions as well. When you install Ubuntu, iptables is there, but itallows all traffic by default. There is a wealth of infor...

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Keeping Ubuntu Server up to date with dist upgrade

Feb 12 2013 09:50 PM | brent in Articles

Here is how to upgrade ubuntu to the latest distro. First we need to make sure that the system is up-to-date. sudo apt-get update. Next we need to make sure the server has the latest upgrades. sudo apt-get upgrade Once we are sure our system i...

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What ports are listing (open) Linux

Feb 12 2013 10:55 PM | brent in Articles

Here is a simple command line to tell you what ports are open on your Linux server netstat -anp --tcp --udp | grep LISTEN

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Starting server automatic by passing grub choic...

Feb 13 2013 12:32 AM | brent in Articles

It is not uncommon when there is new updates to the OS or the kernel it self there will be a long list of choices to boot into after. and If you have a dedicated server with out access outside of SSH then you are in the dark unless you physically go to...

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Setup single and multiple IP addresses on Ubuntu

Feb 13 2013 04:06 AM | brent in Articles

Setting a static IP for your headless server is a must. Here is the simple steps on achieving this. navigate to the interfaces file /etc/network/interfacessudo nano /etc/network/interfacesHere is an example of what mine looks like.auto loiface lo in...

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Creating an HTTP Proxy Using Squid on Ubuntu 12.04

Feb 14 2013 10:48 PM | brent in Articles

Squid is a proxy/cache application with a variety of configurations and uses. This guide will cover using Squid as an HTTP proxy. Installing Squid 1. Squid is available in the Ubuntu repositories. To ensure your system is up-to-date and install Squ...

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How to display users in groups

Feb 16 2013 06:32 AM | brent in Articles

It isn't obvious at first how to list all the member of a group from a linux command line (I'm using Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS) Listing a user's Groups It is very easy to list the groups that a user belongs to. Simply use the groups command. groups use...

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UFW Firewall Servers

Feb 16 2013 05:05 PM | brent in Articles

The most important thing you need to know to firewall servers is; 1. Who (ip address) you wish to allow or restrict access. 2. What protocol (tcp / udp) and port is used by your server. A listing of ports is available here http://en.wikipedia....DP_po...

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Samba File Server

Feb 16 2013 06:02 PM | brent in Articles

First we have to install the samba server: sudo apt-get install samba smbfs Here is the steps to mount a drive to your ubuntu desktop click here or if you want to mount the drives using CIFS click here Now you need to configure samba. Lets open up s...

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Setting up a ftp server with vsftpd

Feb 17 2013 01:08 AM | brent in Articles

vsftpd is a secure ftp daemon vsftpd - FTP Server Installation vsftpd is an FTP daemon available in Ubuntu. It is easy to install, set up, and maintain. To install vsftpd you can run the following command: sudo apt-get install vsftpd We need to set t...

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Password Policy

Feb 17 2013 01:20 AM | brent in Articles

A strong password policy is one of the most important aspects of your security posture. Many successful security breaches involve simple brute force and dictionary attacks against weak passwords. If you intend to offer any form of remote access involvi...

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User Profile Security

Feb 17 2013 06:49 AM | brent in Articles

When a new user is created, the adduser utility creates a brand new home directory named /home/username, respectively. The default profile is modeled after the contents found in the directory of /etc/skel, which includes all profile basics. If your s...

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Adding and Deleting Users

Feb 17 2013 06:58 AM | brent in Articles

The process for managing local users and groups is straight forward and differs very little from most other GNU/Linux operating systems. Ubuntu and other Debian based distributions, encourage the use of the "adduser" package for account management. •...

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How to Create a SSL Certificate on Apache for U...

Feb 21 2013 05:26 PM | brent in Articles

In this tutorial we are going to setup and install a self signed ssl certificate for apache. We need to have apache installed and running. If you do not have apache installed simply install with. sudo apt-get install apache2 Follow the installation by...

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How To Restrict phpMyAdmin By IP Address

Feb 22 2013 05:54 PM | brent in Articles

PhpMyAdmin is a great easy to use web admin interface for your mysql databases. The one down side is it can be a security threat. Seems like many bots on the internet just go looking for phpmyadmin installed on web servers. Then run automated attacks....

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Cleaning cached memory on headless Server

Dec 30 2013 11:00 PM | brent in Articles

sudo echo 3 | sudo tee /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches Here is the command to clean cache from your server.

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how to setup postfix to send emails out with gmail

Feb 20 2013 10:29 PM | brent in Articles

Postfix is a Mail Transport Agent (MTA), supporting LDAP, SMTP AUTH (SASL), TLS and running in a chroot environment. Postfix is Wietse Venema's mailer that started life as an alternative to the widely-used Sendmail program. Postfix attempts to be fast,...

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How to install bind9 on Ubuntu Server 12.04

Nov 12 2013 11:01 PM | brent in Articles

Installing Bind9 on Ubuntu Installing Bind9 (DNS Server) three packages will need to be installed: bind9, dnsutils, and bind9-doc.bind9: The DNS service.dnsutils: A set of tools such as dig which can be helpful for testing and trouble shooting.bind9-do...

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How To Install OpenVPN Access Server on Ubuntu...

Apr 19 2015 03:03 AM | brent in Articles

Introduction The installation of OpenVPN AS is much simpler compared to the traditional OpenVPN (without any GUI). Another great thing about about OpenVPN AS (Access Server) is that it has a mobile application for both Android and iOS platforms, enabli...

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How to install LAMP on Ubuntu 16.04

Jul 27 2016 10:28 PM | brent in Articles

How To Install Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP (LAMP) stack on Ubuntu 16.04 Introduction A "LAMP" stack is a group of open source software that is typically installed together to enable a server to host dynamic websites and web apps. This term is actuall...

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How to install autosqlbackup

Sep 07 2016 01:35 AM | brent in Articles

How to install autosqlbackup First we want to:sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get upgradeThen we are going to run the following command. apt-get install automysqlbackup Next we want to edit the configuration file located /etc/default/automysqlbackup.conf...

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Plex Media Server

Sep 25 2017 09:01 PM | brent in Articles

Plex is a free feature-rich media library platform that provides a way to store all your movies, shows, and other media in one place. You can access Plex from any device, whether you're at home or on-the-go. There are many different media tools available in the world like, Kodi, Xmbc, OSMC and Mediatomb, but the Plex Media Server is perhaps one of the most popular solutions for managing media.

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Disable IPv6

Aug 29 2017 10:24 AM | brent in Articles

Disable IPv6 On ubuntu server

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How to setup an IM / VOIP server using Openfire...

Jun 18 2017 04:24 AM | brent in Articles

If you looking for an alternative to public IM and VOIP services like Skype and want to create a private secure IM / VOIP network, this guide is for you.
This guide is intended as a relatively easy step by step guide.

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