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Unix+clones CLI Magic: OpenSSH + Bash
Post date: January 25, 2006, 15:01 Category: Network Views: 30
Tutorial quote: As a system administrator, I have used OpenSSH's piping abilities more times than I can remember. The typical ssh call gets me access to systems for administration with a proven identity, but ssh is capable of so much more. In combination with bash's subshell invocation, OpenSSH can distribute the heavy work, reduce trace interference on a system under test, and make other "impossible" tasks possible. I've even used it to make Microsoft Windows remote administration easier.

In the examples below, I have tried to avoid GNU-specific idioms for tools which have non-GNU counterparts. This practice improves portability of shell scripts in heterogeneous environments.
Unix+clones Version control for non-programmers with Subversion
Post date: June 9, 2005, 00:06 Category: Software Views: 89
Tutorial quote: Imagine a utility that lets you make an annotated backup of any of your project files with the click of a mouse or a single command. It would let you review the history of your backups and recover any version you wished. And it would integrate with your file browser and would keep track of files that have changed since your last backup. The utility exists -- Subversion, and its companion program TortoiseSVN, can help you safely manage your files as you work with them.
Linux Howto install the base Linux system onto a USB thumbdrive with the root partition encrypted
Post date: April 20, 2006, 08:04 Category: System Views: 23
Tutorial quote: This howto will explain how to install a very basesystem onto a USB thumbdrive with the root partition encrypted. It includes support for cryptsetup-luks, and udev.
Linux Automating the Login Script
Post date: April 17, 2005, 06:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 52
Tutorial quote: In a perfect world, you could spend a few weeks creating a system and the result would be a system that never required manual maintenance or modifications. Whether this ideal will ever be achieved is debatable, but it definitely won't happen in the near future. In the meantime, we still have to do things manually, even if only once in a while. When I must do things manually, I'm not usually happy about it. In fact, it usually means that there has been an emergency, so other people aren't happy about it either. In times like this, it is nice to have a consistent and efficient user interface on every machine. The information and examples presented in this article assume that you are using the bash shell. However, you can modify all of the scripts so that they work in other shells. In some cases, they might even work unmodified (like in the standard Bourne Shell [sh]). Other shells will also work, but they might have different methods for changing the prompt and creating command aliases. The principles in this article should be relatively easy to adapt to the shell of your choice.
Linux Scheduling Backup Jobs using at and crontab
Post date: April 21, 2006, 12:04 Category: Installing Views: 13
Tutorial quote: You can schedule a command or a script using two tools

crontab : Schedules tasks once or repeatedly.

You can use the crontab command to run commands at regular times. For example, you could schedule a backup of your files every Friday. Commands can be scheduled to the minute.

at : Schedules tasks once.

You can use the at command to schedule a command or script to run a single time. The command includes several utilities
Solaris Restoring a Sun system using JumpStart technology
Post date: April 13, 2005, 01:04 Category: Installing Views: 96
Tutorial quote: If a server crash and the file systems are corrupted or totally destroyed, then the only way to recover the data is to restore from backups. If it is only user data that is corrupted, the task is in general simple, but if the system disk fails, then there is a little bit more work involved in order to to recover the system. This article explains how to backup Sun systems using ufsrestore over NFS, and how to use Sun's JumpStart technology to restore Sun servers and workstations over the network.
Linux Linux Security HOWTO
Post date: April 12, 2005, 13:04 Category: Security Views: 56
Tutorial quote: This document is a general overview of security issues that face the administrator of Linux systems. It covers general security philosophy and a number of specific examples of how to better secure your Linux system from intruders. Also included are pointers to security-related material and programs.
Linux HOWTO build a LiveCD from scratch
Post date: December 31, 2005, 21:12 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 147
Tutorial quote: This mini-HowTo will show you how to create your own LiveCD.
Unix+clones OpenSSH/Keychain Howto
Post date: April 12, 2005, 13:04 Category: Network Views: 45
Tutorial quote: This howto will show you the fundamental ways to use OpenSSH; how to generate public/private key pairs and strong passphrases, and how to use the wonderful Keychain utility to automate your SSH logins. This is exceptionally handy when you log in and out frequently, and don't want to keep entering your passphrase.
NetBSD Howto install NetBSD 1.6.1 stable on an iBook
Post date: April 30, 2005, 23:04 Category: Installing Views: 81
Tutorial quote: I've written a howto, how I've installed NetBSD 1.6.1 on Apple iBook and upgraded to NetBSD 1.6.2_RC4.