HOW TO: Install Mono 3.4.x on Ubuntu
May22

HOW TO: Install Mono 3.4.x on Ubuntu

Some weeks ago I had to install Mono 3.4 on Ubuntu. Sadly in Ubuntu repositories the Mono package is not up to date. In this HOW TO: Install Mono 3.4 on Ubuntu I will show you step by step how I did installed the latest version of Mono. What is Mono? As the official site of Mono-project.com describes: “An open source, cross-platform, implementation of C# and the CLR that is binary compatible with Microsoft.NET” Basically...

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HOW TO: Use SFTP on Linux with OpenSSH
Sep05

HOW TO: Use SFTP on Linux with OpenSSH

Most probably you have used many times an FTP server and most probably you find it really useful when you need to upload and download your files to/from your server. For me FTP also is a very useful tool since I can modify my websites, programs, services, etc very quickly. There is a downside of FTP and is security.. Nowadays you have heard of many “hacker” attacks to websites, servers, companies and so on. You would think...

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HOW TO: install Samba
Nov18

HOW TO: install Samba

What is Samba? Samba allows to share files and printers between Windows OS and Unix systems. This HOW TO is going to be carried on a Ubuntu server. Many steps are the same or similar depending on the distro you are using. Let’s start with updating our source list: sudo apt-get update Now let’s install samba: sudo apt-get install samba Now the samba server is installed. To check you can run the following command: ps aux...

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HOW TO: Downgrade php 5.3 to 5.2 in Debian
Nov20

HOW TO: Downgrade php 5.3 to 5.2 in Debian

Has it happened to you, that you made an update and suddenly your programs using php are not working any more??? Well with this HOW TO you will learn how to downgrade php to an earlier version. I have to say, this tutorial might work downgrading to any php version just with adjusting some parameters. First lets begin with listing the php packages we have installed to make sure we have php 5.3 So in the console write: dpkg -l | grep...

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HOW TO: install a SSH server
Oct19

HOW TO: install a SSH server

Thousands of people get connected to a remote computer over the Internet every second, most of them do it in a insecure way. Some people get connected via Telnet, VNC, FTP, etc but all of this protocols are insecure. This means every single package travels all around Internet without any type of encryption. So anybody sitting in between you and the remote computer you are trying to connect, will be able to see, read and even modify...

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HOW TO: create a SSH-key and WHAT IS: SSH-key
Jul30

HOW TO: create a SSH-key and WHAT IS: SSH-key

Today I will show you how to create an SSH key in Ubuntu/Gnome/Linux and Windows and explain a little bit of why do we need such a key. What is SSH? What is SSH key? How does SSH key work? Why use SSH key? HOW to make a SSH key: GUI/Linux How to make SSH key Command Line/Linux How to make SSH key GUI/Windows PuTTy Well, let’s start with what is SSH! WHAT is SSH? For making the explication really simple, SSH is a network protocol...

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