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Linux Basics: How To Create and Install SSH Keys on the Shell

Linux Basics: How To Create and Install SSH Keys on the Shell

SSH keys offer a highly secure manner of logging into a server with SSH as against mere dependence on a password. While a password stands the risk of being finally cracked, SSH keys are rather impossible to decipher using brute force. As a matter of fact, generating a key pair offers users two lengthy strings of characters corresponding to a public as well as a private key. Users can, thus, place the public key on any server, and subsequently unlock the same by connecting to it with a client that already possesses the private key. Upon matching up of the two keys, the system unlocks without any irksome dependence on a password. The security may be further smartly firewalled by guarding the private key with a passphrase.

Samba Server Configuration in CentOS 6.5

Samba Server Configuration in CentOS 6.5

This guide explains how to configure samba server in CentOS 6.5 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 17 (Qiana)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 17 (Qiana) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a securesystem without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 17 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype,Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

Linux Basics: How to Add and Delete Shell Users on Ubuntu

Linux Basics: How to Add and Delete Shell Users on Ubuntu Linux

Adding and removing shell users on a fresh Linux server remain amongst the most fundamental tasks every Linux user/system administrator must know. As a matter of fact, when a user creates a new server, they are simply given the default root account to begin with.

How To Install Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.5

How To Install Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.5

Nginx(pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 6.5 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support.

How To Install The Latest Git On Ubuntu 14.04

How To Install The Latest Git On Ubuntu 14.04

This tutorial explains the process of installing Git on Ubuntu 14.04. For the uninitiated, Git, the client for the immensely popular GitHub, is a commonly used open source distributed version control system that was originally developed by Linus Torvalds with the objective of supporting Linux Kernel development.

Linux Basics - Static IP and Network Configuration on Debian Linux

Linux Basics - Static IP and Network Configuration in Debian Linux

This guide explains how to configure static IP address, dns configuration and hostname on debian based Linux distributions on the shell. It will be same in server & desktop.

1 Preliminary Note

Suppose you are working in a data center or company and your boss puts a dumb debian server setup and you need to configure it in the running environment. Yes it is little painstaking, but not very tough task. In my case I have a dumb debian server which was installed by someone in his networking environment and I want to make it functional in my static IP environment. Suppose I have a vacant IP 192.168.0.100 and I will implement it in my environment. My IP details are as follows:

Samba Server Configuration in OpenSuSe 13.1

Samba Server Configuration in OpenSuSe 13.1

This guide explains how to configure samba server in Opensuse 13.1 with anonymous & secured samba servers. Samba is an Open Source/Free Software suite that provides seamless file and print services to SMB/CIFS clients. Samba is freely available, unlike other SMB/CIFS implementations, and allows for interoperability between Linux/Unix servers and Windows-based clients.

How To Build PHP 5.6-beta3 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 (Debian Wheezy)

How To Build PHP 5.6-beta3 (PHP-FPM & FastCGI) With ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache And APCu For ISPConfig 3 (Debian Wheezy)

Since ISPConfig 3.0.5, it is possible to use multiple PHP versions on one server and select the optimal PHP version for a website. This feature works with PHP-FPM (starting with PHP 5.3) and FastCGI (all PHP 5.x versions). This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.5 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on a Debian Wheezy server. These PHP 5.6 builds include the ionCube Loader, Zend OPcache, and APCu.

The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Xubuntu 14.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e.that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Xubuntu uses the lightweight XFCE desktop environment.

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