Category: Quick Start

AXEL – multi-threaded downloads

What is Axel? When you want to download something from the command line you normally use the commands wget or curl. What if you want to accelerate these downloads? I recently found this command: Axel, works the same way but…

Nginx – IP based access control

Introduction Nginx comes with a nifty module that allows us to allow or deny access to directories served by the webserver. The module is named ngx_http_access_module to allow or deny access to IP address. The syntax can look as follows:…

Java Security Settings

Introduction With the latest Java updates the security settings has been set at a higher level by default and there are many websites that now experience problems with some older Java applets that no longer works. This is a common…

Transparent Proxy Browsing with Squid3

3rd place in the Teach something, Win something contest  goes to Mark Mearns for his SQUID installation script. Mark took 3rd place because of the simplicity he created with this script which will make a great addition in the script…

Detecting Current Version of MySQL Server

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A popular question when troubleshooting database issues is what version of mySQL is installed and used? You can find this information by running a simple command on the mySQL server. Connect to your MySQL engine with your favorite client,  why…

Debian – See all SSH login attempts

Guess I’m not the only one who have a lot of unauthorized login attempts via SSH on my Linux servers. With a simple command, you can watch failed or successful login attempts in /var/log/auth.log. #As root or via sudo, type…