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Remote Desktop to Windows PC’s from Linux

Being a Systems Administrator for a living there is always the need to have to connect to Windows servers and systems to work. At work this is easy because of using a Windows XP workstation, at home it is a bit different since a majority of the systems are Linux. There is a solution for the issue and that is tsclient aka: Terminal Server Client or Remote Desktop. Installation is easy: Ubuntu $ sudo... read more

Enabling APC UPS on Ubuntu 9.10

After several years of using an APC UPS I had to replace the system. Previously I never used the plug to the USB from the UPS to my Linux Server. Being the tinkerer that I am I decided it was time to get it to work on the server. Fortunately this was not a hard task. Install APCUPSD by typing $ sudo apt-get install apcupsd apcupsd-cgi Once installation is completed you must configure it and start it up.... read more

Disable IPV6 on Ubuntu 10.04

Ran into an issue on Ubuntu the other day in which network functions were having issues. Through a little PD found that IPV6 was the culprit. Here is a tip on how to disable IPV6 on Ubuntu 10.04. To check if IPv6 is disabled, run the following command: cat /proc/sys/net/ipv6/conf/all/disable_ipv6 0 means it’s enabled and 1 – disabled. To disable IPv6, you have to add the following lines to... read more

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