Month: July 2010

RPM quickies – The Ultimate RPM Guide for Newbies!

From mynitor.com Every once in awhile I find myself looking around for an rpm command to provide info on a specific thing such as displaying installed location of all files of a package that’s already been installed. Sure there is the man page but finding something from a man page is like finding a hard…


agt-get secrets

From blogs.pcworld.co.nz Hidden Linux : agt-get secrets apt-get is the package handling utility behind Debian-based Linux systems such as Ubuntu, Mint and Mepis. You may be using it ‘by proxy’ via GUI-based package managers such as Synaptic, but hardened Linux users tend to prefer the command line – especially as the latter has a couple…


Inundator

From linuxpoison.blogspot.com Inundator – IDS/IPS/WAF Evasion & Flooding Tool Inundator is a multi-threaded, queue-driven, IDS evasion tool. Its purpose is to anonymously flood intrusion detection systems (specifically Snort) with traffic designed to trigger false positives via a SOCKS proxy in order to obfuscate a real attack. The general idea is one would launch inundator prior…


Hostmap

From linuxpoison.blogspot.com It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in…


Ubuntu Kung-Fu – 10 Best Tricks

From canoo.com Ubuntu Kung-Fu – 10 Best Tricks (and some even work on Macs) By my count, Ubuntu Kung-Fu from Pragmatic Bookshelf is the perfect summer reading book. It’s light, the content is not going to strain your mind the way some computer science tomes will; it’s easy to read, as always with Prag books…


How to setup a LAMP server with less than 100 characters

From mabishu.com One of the reasons cause I love the GNU/Linux for developing is its easy and quick setup. So if you’re a LAMP-dev you can setup a LAMP server with less than 100 chars. With the next command you will have a apache2+php5+mysql on Debian based systems with the bonus of phpmyadmin for administer…


Best Linux Downloads

From lifehacker.com We love Linux, and want to make it easier for others to do so, too. This first edition of the Lifehacker Pack for Linux includes our favorite apps that get things done and make your desktop great. Linux isn’t quite like Windows or Mac, as there are many, many distributions, usually running on…


SSH infoz

From derwiki.tumblr.com How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love SSH Before there were VPNs, there was ssh. And when you don’t have access to your VPN or can’t set one up, you can still get most of the functionality over ssh. Quick and dirty HTTP tunneling This is useful if you need to hit…


How to use auditd to track file changes

From lazyscripter.com Alright, here’s a post for the advanced Linux users that doesn’t have time to mess around. Have you ever wanted to track what accesses a file on your server? Using the auditd daemon, you can do just that. Is auditctl installed? [root@eclipse ] ~ # which auditctl /sbin/auditctl How to install auditctl If…


Five-Way Linux Distro Comparison

From phoronix.com With many Linux distributions receiving major updates in recent weeks and months we have carried out a five-way Linux distribution comparison of openSUSE, Ubuntu, Fedora, PCLinuxOS, and Arch Linux. We have quite a number of tests comparing the 32-bit performance of these popular Linux distributions on older PC hardware. Our test system was…