Mounting remote SFTP/SSH shares on Mac OSX 10.9

January 13th, 2014 - Apple, How To, Linux, Tinkering

If you’ve always wanted a way to mount a remote SFTP/SSH accessible folder on your Mac OSX 10.9, well now there is a way to get you there! Basically you will have access to the remote share to access files. It will be SFTP over the SSH protocol and fully encrypted. Getting started Start by […]

Putty strange ‘Access Denied’ following username entry

October 31st, 2011 - How To, Linux, SysAdmin

I don’t know about you, but I kept getting this since upgrading putty to 0.61, as 0.60 didn’t do so before. It would be an error of ‘Access Denied’ right after username entry, and all else would proceed as planned. Well I searched about it a bit and found the answer on superuser.com. PuTTY tries […]

Great reference for learning BASH

July 13th, 2010 - How To, Linux, SysAdmin

As my buddy Mike has been writing great BASH scripts, I’m trying to get some more Linux experience, so I have been doing some research into BASH programming on the linux command line. I will add more references here as I find them useful: http://www.justlinux.com/nhf/Programming/Bash_Programming_Cheat_Sheet.html – Bash Cheatsheet http://www.mindpicnic.com/tag/bash/ – Learn Bash

Hardening your Ubuntu 9.10 Server – Firewall

February 25th, 2010 - Linux, SysAdmin

These are the steps that I tried to follow to harden my server from intrusion, at least at the SSH level.

WGET only if file is modified

May 6th, 2009 - Linux, SysAdmin

This is a tiny little tip, and probably any linux guru worth his/her salt knows this, but I just discovered the wget usage to check the time-stamp / last-modified header prior to downloading a file.  Which is pretty cool if you’ve ever setup any shell scripts that fetch/sync something. I have written some apps in […]

Morgage crisis? or Process crisis?

April 25th, 2009 - In the News, Linux, PHP, Thoughts & Rants

I figured that with all the turmoil in the market, it would be perfect to gamble and buy a house.  After all prices are at an all-time low, so I went for it. Since last November I have been looking at homes.  As my Realtor can attest, I have gone through probably 40+ homes before […]

Map Of The Linux File System

September 24th, 2007 - Linux

One of the difficulties of switching from one OS to the other is trying to locate all the system files and keep track of where the new OS stores all its settings. The image above, is a complete Linux File System map that’s quite helpful for newbies like myself. I’m not sure what specific distribution […]