Category: Techno Babble

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How to Install and Configure UFW – An Un-complicated FireWall in Debian/Ubuntu

Since computers are connected to each other, services are growing fast. Email, Social Media, Online Shop, Chat until Web Conferencing are services that used by user. But on the other side this connectivity just likes

Linux Mint 16 “Petra” Released – Installation Guide with Screenshots & Features

Linux Mint 16 codename “Petra” based on Ubuntu 13.10 was released on Saturday 30 November, 2013 and made available in two editions i.e MATE & Cinnamon. The new release comes with latest and greatest updated

CentOS 6.5 Released – Upgrade from CentOS 6.x to CentOS 6.5

On 1 December 2013, CentOS project team has announced the release of CentOS 6.5 Enterprise Linux for both i386 and x86_64 system architecture. This release was their fifth update in the CentOS 6.x series and

Upgrade Linux Mint 15 (Olivia) to Linux Mint 16 (Petra)

On November 30th 2013, the Linux Mint team proudly announced the release of Linux Mint 16 “Petra” MATE. This release is the result of 6 months of incremental buildup on top of fast and decent

Gnome Do – An Intelligent Launcher Tool for Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

When you have a lot of applications or files inside your computer, the first thing that may come to your mind is : search. You don’t want to find them manually. If you have a

10 Lesser Known Effective Linux Commands – Part IV

Continuing the Lesser Known series, this fourth article of the series will let you know some useful funny and animated commands. Here we go into the practical session, without much theory. 10 Lesser Known Effective

How to Get Root and User SSH Login Email Alerts

Whenever we install, configure and secure Linux servers in production environment, it’s very crucial to keep track of what is happening with servers and who logs into server as far as concerned about security of

Pentoo (Gentoo) Based Linux Review, Features and Screenshot Tour

Pentoo Linux is a Linux distribution based upon Gentoo Linux. Pentoo can be used as Live CD or Live USB image and the distribution aims at penetration testing. It is nothing but Gentoo with Pentoo

Install OpenLDAP Server and Administer with phpLDAPadmin in Debian/Ubuntu

LDAP stands for Lightweight Directory Access Protocol which can be used in numerous ways such as for authentication, shared directory (for mail clients), address book, etc. The LDAP protocol can be used to establish and

OpenSUSE 13.1 Released – Desktop Installtion Guide with Screenshots, Tour & Review

One of the most widely used Linux distribution “OpenSUSE Linux” was released of it’s 13.1 version on November 19, 2013, which introduces major features, updated applications, and support for new technologies out there. Many of

Basic Linux Interview Questions and Answers – Part II

Continuing the Interview Series, we are giving 10 Questions here, in this article. These questions and the questions in the future articles doesn’t necessarily means they were asked in any interview. We are presenting you

How to Add Windows Host to Nagios Monitoring Server

This article describes how to monitor Windows machines “private” services such as CPU load, Disk usage, Memory usage, Services, etc. For this, we required to install an NSClient++ addon on the Windows machine. The addon

10 Most Dangerous Commands – You Should Never Execute on Linux

Linux command line is productive, useful and interesting but sometimes it may be very much dangerous specially when you are not sure what you are doing. This article is not intended to make you furious

Exploring Shorewall Firewall Configuration and Command Line Options

In my previous article, we took a look at Shorewall, how to install it, set up the configuration files, and configured port forwarding over NAT. In this article, we are going to explore some of

11 Basic Linux Interview Questions and Answers

Theories apart, we are proud to announce a new section on Tecmint, dedicated to Linux Interview. Here we will bring to you Linux Interview Questions and all other aspects of Linux, which is must for

Shorewall – A High-Level Firewall for Configuring Linux Servers

Setting up a firewall in Linux can be very daunting for a newbie, or for someone not very familiar with iptables. Luckily, there is a very easy to use solution in Shorewall. Install Shorewall Firewall

10 Lesser Known Commands for Linux – Part 3

Overwhelmed with the response of last two articles of “Lesser Known Linux Article” series namely. 11 Lesser Known Useful Linux Commands – Part I 10 Lesser Known Linux Commands – Part 2 10 Lesser Known

Pear OS 8 Released – Review and Installation Guide with Screenshots

Pear OS 8 was released recently. Pear OS main goal is to be an Ubuntu/Debian based Linux Operating System for Desktop, Notebook, Phones and Tablets. Pear OS 8 is based on GNOME but look and

How to Install and Configure OpenSSH Server In Linux

Being a network administrator requires a deep knowledge about remote login protocols such as rlogin, telnet and ssh. The one I will discuss in this article is ssh, a secure remote protocol which is used

DOSBox – Runs Old MS-DOS Games/Programs in Linux

Ever wanted to play old DOS games or use old compilers like Turbo C or MASM to run assembly language code? If you have and were wondering how, then DOSBox is the way to go.