Ubuntu: OpenSSH Install and config

If your looking to get a SSH server setup and configured to function in a secure way, then check out this article that describes exactly how to install openssh on ubuntu server, then how to further adjust the settings so it is the most secure you can make it. Check out the article for more details: http://www.htpcbeginner.com/install-ssh-server-on-ubuntu-1204/

April 16, 2016
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Ubuntu: Change SMB Password

One of the easiest things to do is change the current samba password once you have logged in. I always seem to forget the command to do this, but so I never forget I am posting it here. From the command line execute: smbpasswd This will prompt for the old password Then prompt for the new password and a confirmation of the new password. If successful it will give you…

August 19, 2012
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Ubuntu 11.10

A few months ago I upgraded all my server editions from 10.0 to 11.10. Mostly to see and keep up with all the security updates that have been made in the packages, etc. I can report that while there were changes to several of the packages I did not have any major issues once I upgraded. There was one major change that took place that I do not like. That…

May 7, 2012
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Boot Ubuntu via virtualbox inside windows

This comes from a site: http://www.neowin.net/forum/topic/784138-howto-boot-existing-ubuntu-partition-using-virtualbox-inside-windows/ This is a tutorial I wrote up and posted up on my blog. I recently got Windows 7 and Ubuntu running in a dualboot. However, since I’m using more of Windows now I figured I should probably find a way to run Ubuntu inside my Windows. VM’s are great, but it’d be better if I can actually boot into my existing Ubuntu partition. So…

April 20, 2011
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Changing hostnames on Ubuntu 10.10

There are 2 different ways you can change hostnames on Ubuntu 10.10.  One of them is just a temporary change until you reboot the computer, the other changes the hostname of the machine forever.  Here is how you do both. To make a temporary change to the host name: 1. Start shell or terminal 2. at the prompt enter: hostname whateveryournewnameis This changes it to the new host name until…

February 4, 2011
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Ubuntu: Printing to Network Printer

I recently encountered an issue with a network printer that was rather perplexing.  I did not readily come to the correction until I had put some time into it. Here was the situation: We have a network printer that I added to my machine via the admin/printing section in ubuntu. I listed the printer in the network section, so I selected it and then hit apply.  It created the printer…

September 13, 2010
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More commands

Here is another set of commands that has some useful system style information that you execute from the terminal or shell. date – Shows the current date and time on the system. cal – Display the calander uptime – How long has the system been running. whoami – Shows the currently logged in user. free – displays the free memory on the system. whereis app – replace the word app…

March 30, 2010
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Commands relating to folders

Here is a list of some of the basic commands to use with your linux distro and a command line.  Some of them are rather basic, but others I seem to forget as I dont use them often enough. pwd shows current folder cd /home/user/MyFolder/ navigating to a folder ls /home list of what’s in a folder mkdir NewFolder create a new folder copy cp Folder /user/home -r (/user/home is…

March 30, 2010
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