Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 30 2013

Link: Transfer Files Securely Using SCP in Linux

The most common way to get terminal access to a remote Linux machine is to use Secure Shell (SSH). To work, the Linux server needs to be running a SSH server (OpenSSH) and at the other end you need a SSH client, something like PuTTy in Windows or the ssh command line tool on Linux or …

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Nov 29 2013

A collection of lesser known Linux commands

From TecMint comes this series of articles… Linux command line attracts most of the Linux Enthusiastic. A normal Linux user generally posses a vocabulary of roughly 50-60 commands to carry out their day-to-day task. Linux commands and their switches remains the most valuable treasure for a Linux-user, Shell-script programmer and Administrator. There are some Linux …

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Nov 28 2013

Links: A Raspberry Pi controlled mini CNC Laser engraver

This looks like a fun but potentially VERY dangerous project – we wish the sites linked below had included some common-sense safety warnings for potential builders.  Please be conscious of friends and family members (especially the young ones) that might not fully appreciate the danger.  If there are drunk people around, hide this thing, preferably …

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Nov 27 2013

Link: 5 commands to check memory usage on Linux

Memory Usage On linux, there are commands for almost everything, because the gui might not be always available. When working on servers only shell access is available and everything has to be done from these commands. So today we shall be checking the commands that can be used to check memory usage on a linux …

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Nov 26 2013

How to easily switch between your normal DNS service and Tunlr under OS X

Tunlr is a service that describes itself as follows: Do you want to stream video or audio from U.S.-based on-demand Internet streaming media providers but can’t get in on the fun because you’re living outside the U.S.? Fear not, you have come to the right place. Tunlr lets you stream content from sites like Netflix, …

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Nov 26 2013

Link: How To Set Up Tunlr DNS Under Linux To Access Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ABC, Pandora and More Outside The US

Tunlr is a free DNS service that lets you use U.S.-based on-demand Internet streaming providers, such as Netflix, Hulu, CBS, MTV, ABC, Pandora and more, if you’re living outside the U.S. At the time I’m writing this article, Tunlr reports that the following streaming services are working: US video streaming services: Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ABC, …

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Nov 25 2013

Link: How to Setup your own Proxy Server for Free [Updated]

Do a Google search like “proxy servers” and you’ll find dozens of PHP proxy scripts on the Internet that will help you create your own proxy servers in minutes for free. The only limitation with PHP based proxies is that they require a web server (to host and run the proxy scripts) and you also …

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Nov 24 2013

Link: Using Wireshark on Ubuntu

Wireshark is a powerful open source network analyser which can be used to sniff the data on a network, as an aide to troubleshooting network traffic analysis, but equally as an educational tool to help understand the principles of networks and communication protocols. Full article here: Using Wireshark on Ubuntu (Make Tech Easier)

Nov 23 2013

Link: PlayonLinux for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives via PPA

PlayOnLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous apps and games designed to run with Microsoft Windows. Few apps and games are compatible with GNU/Linux at the moment and it certainly is a factor preventing the migration to this system. PlayOnLinux brings a cost-free, accessible and efficient solution …

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Nov 22 2013

Link: How to put in pause any process in Linux

Linux is much better at multitasking processor-intensive tasks than Windows. I remember how virus scanning used to make by old Windows PC almost unusable. Linux is much better, but sometimes bad things happens ! Perhaps a plugin of your browser is using all the CPU, or some bad software is freezing your system, or Apache …

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