Category: Techno Babble

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Setting Up Bind As a Private DNS Server on RHEL 8

The Domain Name System (DNS) is a method used to translate human-readable domain names (or Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDN)) to machine-readable IP addresses, to locate a computer in a network such as the Internet.

Run Docker Container in Background (Detached Mode)

Under Docker, an image developer can define image defaults related to detached or foreground running, and other useful settings. But, using the docker run [OPTIONS] command, you can add to or override the image defaults

How to Configure Xorg as Default GNOME Session in Fedora

Wayland is a secure display protocol as well as a library implementing the protocol, that enables communication between your video hardware (the server) and clients (each and every single application on your system). Wayland is

How to Make Your Splash Page a Smashing Success

Splash pages are a great way for you to communicate in a deeper, more personal way with your user base. In today’s business landscape, it can be difficult to attract visitors to your page over

How to Install, Configure and Secure FTP Server in RHEL 8

FTP (stands for “File Transfer Protocol”) is a standard and old network protocol used for the transfer of files between a client and server on a computer network. It is built on a client-server model

Install Samba4 on RHEL 8 for File Sharing on Windows

Samba is an open source, fast, secure, stable and widely-used network file system that provides file sharing and print services for all clients using the SMB/CIFS protocol, such as Linux, all versions of DOS and

How to Install GUI on RHEL 8

As a Linux administrator for more than 4 years, I spend most of my time working on Linux console, but there are some situations where I need a Desktop environment instead of command-line. By default,

Install OpenNMS Network Monitoring in Debian and Ubuntu

OpenNMS (Open Network Management System) is a free and open source, scalable, extensible, enterprise-grade and cross-platform Java-based network management platform was designed to monitor critical services on remote machines and gathers the information of remote

How to Install Google Chrome on RHEL 8

Google Chrome is the most popular on Desktop computers and arguably on smartphones and tablets so requests on how to install it on Red Hat 8 Linux doesn’t come as a surprise at all –

How to Create a New Ext4 File System (Partition) in Linux

The ext4 or fourth extended filesystem is a widely-used journaling file system for Linux. It was designed as a progressive revision of the ext3 file system and overcomes a number of limitations in ext3. It

How to Encrypt Drives Using LUKS in Fedora Linux

In this article, we will explain briefly about block encryption, Linux Unified Key Setup (LUKS), and describes the instructions to create an encrypted block device in Fedora Linux. Block Device Encryption Block device encryption is

Linux Uptime Command With Usage Examples

The Linux Operating System is filled with several commands which any aspiring Linux expert or power user e.g. system admin must have a good grasp of. One of such commands is uptime and today, I’ll

How to Create a GNU Hello World RPM Package in Fedora

RPM (a recursive acronym for RPM Package Manager) is a free and open-source package management system for Linux. Although it was originally created for use in Red Hat Linux, now it is used in many

Fast – Test Your Internet Download Speed in Linux

If your internet download speed seems poor, you most likely go at and check, yes?. As this is the easiest way to test the speeds that we’re getting from our internet service provider, and

Best Command-Line FTP Clients for Linux

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a network protocol used for transferring files between a client and a server on a computer network. The very first FTP applications were made for the command line before GUI

How to Create Local HTTP Yum/DNF Repository on RHEL 8

A software repository or “repo” is a central location for keeping and maintaining RPM software packages for Redhat Linux distribution, from which users can download and install packages on their Linux servers. Repositories are generally


BlogVault Review + Ultimate Guide – is it good value? (2019)

Keeping backups is one of the most important things any website owner has to do. It allows you to prevent losing your website entirely due to unforeseen circumstances like server crashes, hacking or website misconfiguration.

How to Install PostgreSQL with PhpPgAdmin on OpenSUSE

PostgreSQL (commonly known as Postgres) is a powerful, free and open source, fully-featured, highly extensible and cross-platform object-relational database system, built for reliability, feature robustness, and high performance. PostgreSQL runs on all major operating systems

How to Install and Use Tor Network in Your Web Browser

Privacy Online is becoming a big deal and concerned Internet users are continuously looking for effective methods or tools for surfing the web anonymously for one reason or the other. By surfing anonymously, no can