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  • How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication

    Author: nowenTags: Comments: 1

    How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication VNC is the most popular remote access solution today. However, it was developed to provide remote access, not to provide secure remote access. Administrators have to add security to VNC by tunneling it through an encrpyted channel such as SSH and adding a layer of authentication. In this article, we will show you how to combine the NoMachine NX server to encrpyt VNC and remote X session combined with two-factor authentication from WiKID Systems to create a secure, fast remote access solution.

  • Custom Boot Menu for Windows XP

    Author: apachedudeTags: Comments: 2

    Custom Boot Menu for Windows XP  One of the first things that I do upon receiving a new windows computer is create my own custom boot menu that shows up every time I boot my machine. This is especially handy when you suspect a virus; you can reboot into safe mode and scan for it.

  • Installing Multiple OS's Without A Floppy/CD/DVD/Etc.

    Author: apachedudeTags: Comments: 0

    Installing Multiple OS's Without A Floppy/CD/DVD/Etc.  This article explains how I managed to install over 50 various operating systems on my computer (one hard drive) without having to burn the distro ISO to disk to boot from. (No floppy, usb, cd, dvd, etc. needed!) The final result after some fun experimenting, is when I boot, I have a cool grub boot screen come up with the option to boot into whatever OS I want, this is handy for multiple reasons.

  • Speed Up Google Analytics

    Author: apachedudeTags: , Comments: 1

    Speed Up Google Analytics This method uses crontab to execute a shell script that downloads an updated urchin.js file every 24 hours and saves it into your local sites directory. Thats it! The problem occurs when google-analytics.com/urchin.js is requested by billions of web users all over the world at one time, it can cause your sites pages to load at a snails pace. Especially if you are using WordPress or a similar CMS.

  • Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

    Author: AdamWTags: , Comments: 0

    Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.

  • QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

    Author: artaxerxesTags: Comments: 0

    QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire.

  • How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux

    Author: csarleeTags: , Comments: 5

    How To Utilize Your New Multimedia Keyboard Under Linux Xbindkeys is a program that allows you to launch shell commands with your keyboard or your mouse under X Window. It links commands to keys or mouse buttons, using its configuration file. It does not depend on the window manager and can capture all keyboard keys.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.04

    ubuntustudio Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    Ubuntu Studio is a special Linux distribution tailored to the needs of audio, video, and graphic enthusiasts or professionals. Because Ubuntu Studio is based on Ubuntu, you are not limited to this area, but can install any application that is available for Ubuntu, thus turning Ubuntu Studio in a normal desktop for everyday use. This tutorial shows how you can turn Ubuntu Studio 7.04 into a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop. 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.

  • Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Etch

    debian Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 5

    Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Etch In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Etch server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that let you recognize current or upcoming problems (like "We need a bigger server soon, our load average is increasing rapidly."), and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

  • Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme. This walkthrough shows how to install it.