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June, 2010

  • 22 June

    How to Make an Entire Directory Path

    Question: How do I create an entire path of directories? Answer: On a desktop computer, anytime you want to create a folder, you have to go through a series of clicks, type in the name, and press Enter. If you want to create a series of nested folders, you have …

  • 21 June

    Removing Files on a Linux Server

    An important part of file management is the removing of files that are no longer needed. Files, by their very nature, take up space, and something that is not needed should not take up space on a server, where space is money. The “rm” Linux command handles basic removal of …

  • 16 June

    Permissions for Common File Types

    In a previous post, I explained how to use chmod to change file permissions and also provided some security tips to ensure your file permissions are not more permissive than they need to be. Looking back on those posts, I think it would be useful to list some common file …

  • 15 June

    Rolling Your Own Kernel: Pros and Cons

    Generally speaking, it is a sound idea to keep the default packages, kernel, and drives installed on your server when you first purchased it or when you first installed your Linux-based operating system. Recompiling a kernel is usually something taken up by adventurers and computer science students. Despite that general …

  • 14 June

    System Rescue CD for Linux

    Running your own server can sometimes be a headache. For many, running a data center, even one that only has one server, can be a nightmare. When something goes wrong, all of the responsibility to fix it falls on you. The plus side of such a situation, however, is that …

  • 11 June

    Adding Third-Party APT Repositories

    On Debian-based Linux servers, APT is the package manager of choice. By default, running apt-get will connect to the Linux distribution’s main package repository. In most situations, this is enough, but there are situations where you might want to add additional repositories. For example, if you are using a special …

  • 8 June

    Linux Server Command Line FTP

    For desktop computers, graphical FTP clients allow users to connect to their websites and upload files. Essentially, FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is the most common method of publishing your web content to your website. Although many users rely heavily on dynamic websites, such as blogs, to update their sites from …

  • 7 June

    Security: Windows and Linux Executables

    Servers handle command and application execution differently, depending on the operating system. From a security perspective, executable files should be tightly controlled. Only the server administrator should be allowed to install and run executables, and the server should not respond to file execution from within unauthorized directories. On a Windows …

  • 4 June

    Migration from One OS to Another

    Migrating a server is never really a good idea, but in some cases, it may be just what you need for business growth or website stability and security. Depending on your needs, you may be switch from Windows to Linux, Linux to Windows, Solaris to BSD, or any number of …

  • 3 June

    How to Set Custom Linux Console Colors

    When you have your own Linux dedicated server, there is a good chance you will spend a lot of time at the command console. While there are plenty of graphical and web-based tools for Linux system administration, but nothing can really replace the power and simplicity of the command line. …