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Bash Bug (Shellshock) and how to patch it.

Bash Bug (Shellshock) and how to patch it.

There’s been a huge uproar about the bug that was found in bash recently. The bug has gone unnoticed since 1989. So it gets a little difficult to patch on legacy systems which I found on our network. Ubuntu 10 and up is straight-forward to update and takes little to…

Installing Cacti on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Installing Cacti on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

You’ve got a couple servers that you want to monitor using a graphical representation. There are a few options but my favourite is Cacti, it’s pretty straight-forward to work with and most changes can be done on the admin section of the web interface. So installing Cacti on Ubuntu 14.04…

Create Self-Signed SSL Certificates in Ubuntu for Apache

Create Self-Signed SSL Certificates in Ubuntu for Apache

You will need to be able to create self-signed SSL certificates in order to host a secure website. I needed this for setting up a few externally accessible Cacti and Nagios servers in the past. Most recently I’ve actually needed to revisit some old notes on how to do this…

Install ownCloud on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Install ownCloud on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Firstly this step-by-step guide will help you install ownCloud on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and should also work on 12.04. With all the iCloud security problems lately, most people don’t feel they can trust their content is safe in the cloud. There’s a solution to that… host your own cloud using…

Basic Linux document viewing

Basic Linux document viewing

Quick commands to view config files or just plain text files… or any file really. First in the list of basic linux document viewing would be cat. If we want to view the network config file on a Debian/Ubuntu system $ cat /etc/network/interfaces You will get the following output: Share…

Creating, formatting and mounting partitions

Creating, formatting and mounting partitions

Adding disks to servers and you just cant remember all the steps when you’re just having one of those days? This will be a basic reference guide to setting up a primary partition, making it active and mounting it so that it can be accessed. As usual, I am using…