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Linux

Advantages of IPv6 - The Next Generation Internet

Post date: January 27, 2009, 07:01 Category: Network Views: 2975 Comments
Tutorial quote: The most important and most visible improvement brought by the new protocol is the enormous expansion of the available address space. An IPv6 address is made up of 128 bit values instead of the traditional 32 bits. This provides for as many as several quadrillion IP addresses.
OpenSUSE

Krsync - A Kommander based GUI frontend for rsync

Post date: January 11, 2009, 20:01 Category: Network Views: 3376 Comments
Tutorial quote: Krsync is a simple GUI frontend for the famous rsync to synchronize files and directories between systems or even two different directories on the same server. Krsync is a Kommander based GUI for rsync.
Linux

Passive Checks and NSCA using Nagios

Post date: December 8, 2008, 10:12 Category: Network Views: 4471 Comments
Tutorial quote: Nagios is a very powerful platform because it is easy to extend. A great feature that Nagios offers is the ability for third-party software or other Nagios instances to report information on the status of services or hosts. This way, Nagios does not need to schedule and run checks by itself, but other applications can report information as it is available to them. Nagios also offers a tool for sending passive check results for hosts and services over a network.

This chapter describes passive checks in detail. It gives practical examples of when and how they can be used. It also shows how to use NSCA (Nagios Service Check Acceptor)for sending notifications.
Linux

Monitor Network data transfer using Vnstat

Post date: October 28, 2008, 05:10 Category: Network Views: 4124 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you want to monitor and manage your Internet bandwidth, perhaps to make sure your ISP is not overbilling you, try vnStat, an open source, Linux-based application that gives you a clear picture of your bandwidth usage. This utility got the command-line options and also got the UI part which give the output in form of a graph and is simple to install and easy to use.
OpenSUSE

DarkStat - Network traffic & bandwidth monitoring in openSUSE

Post date: October 16, 2008, 21:10 Category: Network Views: 4835 Comments
Tutorial quote: DarkStat is a simple Packet Sniffing Network Traffic/Bandwidth monitoring utility for Linux and UNIX. DarkStat presents simple webinterface with nice graphs and stats auto-refreshed. Darkstat uses a very low footprint and the memory, CPU usage and is used in pfSense, redWall opensource firewalls.
OpenSUSE

Network Performance Fine Tuning in openSUSE & SUSE

Post date: October 8, 2008, 23:10 Category: Network Views: 4067 Comments
Tutorial quote: openSUSE and SUSE Linux sets default values for some of the network related Kernel parameters. With Kernel 2.6 (default in recent releases of openSUSE & SuSE Linux), there are some fine tuning you can do to improve Network performance and get that extra out of your system.
Debian

Quick Samba Install and Setup

Post date: September 19, 2008, 22:09 Category: Network Views: 4072 Comments
Tutorial quote: Each time I install (or reinstall/reformat) a development server of my own I install Samba instead of any FTP server as I use Windows as my development platform and prefer to simply network the remote folder. Here is a quick how-to on setting up Samba and sharing a folder.
OpenSUSE

Deluge - free opensource Torrent Client for openSUSE

Post date: September 1, 2008, 21:09 Category: Network Views: 3580 Comments
Tutorial quote: Deluge is a full-featured free opensource BitTorrent client for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It uses libtorrent in it’s backend and PyGTK for it’s user interface. Deluge was created with the intention of being lightweight and unobtrusive. Deluge features a rich plugin collection; in fact, most of Deluge’s functionality is available in the form of plugins. Deluge is not designed for any one specific desktop environment and will work just fine in GNOME, KDE, XFCE and others.
Debian

Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian

Post date: July 27, 2008, 18:07 Category: Network Views: 7139 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial will explain Howto setup DHCP Server and Dynamic DNS with BIND in Debian.
Ubuntu

Apache Virtual Hosts and mod_rewrite on Ubuntu Hardy

Post date: July 17, 2008, 12:07 Category: Network Views: 3981 Comments
Tutorial quote: A HowTo/Guide on successfully setting up Apache Virtual Hosts, and mod_rewrite on Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04). The guide walks through the whole process, and explains the necessary configuration files, which are slightly different on an Ubuntu system.
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