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Why Do My Files Have Quotes in the Them When I Use ‘ls’?

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 20, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

If you’ve upgraded to a recent Linux version, you may have noticed a change in the output of your ls commands. Specifically, files that have spaces or other special characters in them are quoted. For example, when you run ‘ls -l’, your directory listings that used to look like this: # ls -1 Screen Shot […]

RackNerd Giveaway Video #2 Now on LowEndBoxTV: How to Get Free Udemy Courses!

Would you like some awesome technical education for free? Who wouldn’t! Well-known education provider Udemy periodically offers many of their courses for free and LowEndTalk has a thread dedicated to helping you find and claim these free deals. We covered this in an earlier post but now we’re back with a LowEndBoxTV video.  And this […]

LowEndSetup: Initializing and Reinitializing Your VPS

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 14, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

If you frequently setup new VPSes or re-initialize them, you may find yourself typing the same commands over and over. There are various technologies to alleviate these hassles and get your environment consistently setup every time without all the manual work. Big Boy Solutions If you’re managing many systems, you may wish to invest in […]

Locking Down Access to Your VPS

Tags: , , , Date/Time: October 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

There are a number of ways you can restrict access to your VPS. Passwords (specifically, good passwords) is the most basic method. Restricting access to ssh keys only is better. You can use Google Authenticator to require a short-lived number as a second factor of authentication. You could also setup a VPN so that only […]

How to Audit Every Command Run on Your Linux System

Tags: , , , , Date/Time: October 7, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Periodically I’ve had auditors come to me and say “can you tell me what this user on this system did between such-and-such dates/times” and my answer is usually no. By default, Linux systems don’t log this info. But they can. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use auditd, which is a daemon you […]

CloudLinux Announces Support for CentOS 8 Through 2025

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 27, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

When IBM announced that they were changing CentOS and introducing “CentOS Stream,” one minor detail was a sharply curtailed lifespan for CentOS 8, the final “Classic” version.  IBM has announced that support for CentOS 8 support will end on December 31, 2021. For those still running CentOS 8, the options to date have been to […]

Udemy Has Free Courses on Python, Linux, SQL, Machine Learning, and More!

Training powerhouse Udemy frequently releases free courses for limited time periods. Obviously, their hope is that you’ll try out their instruction, like what you see, and then purchase additional courses. LowEndTalk member @Arkas created a thread since September 12 with links to these free courses.  They come and go quickly – typically 24-48 hours, or […]

Painless MariaDB Replication with Galera Clusters

Tags: , , , , , Date/Time: September 22, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Galera is MariaDB’s multi-master replication technology which makes it a snap to setup highly-available multi-node MariaDB clusters.  In this tutorial we’ll walk through setting up a cluster and also look at some replication events. Cluster Design For Galera, you want to use odd-number clustered sizes: 3 nodes, 5 nodes, etc.  It’s possible to run a […]

Hostigger is Now Hostiger and Has Ferociously Cheap VPS Offers for You! (Kansas City or Istanbul)

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 12, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

Hostigger is now Hostiger and they’re bringing some awesome offers: Get a 2GB KVM with 40GB of disk and 2TB of traffic for only $4.99/month! Take 30% off if you buy annually! Larger sizes available too! These systems are available in either Kansas City or Istanbul, Turkey. Congrats on the rebranding guys.  We last saw […]

CloudServer Brings Us 2GBLinux KVMs for Only $1.99/Month (on Annual) or Windows KVMs for $3/Month!

Tags: , , , , , , , Date/Time: September 9, 2021 @ 12:00 am, by raindog308

We last saw CloudServer back on July 4, 2021.  Now they’re back with some more very cool offers for cheap VPS systems – either Linux or Windows: Get a 2GB Linux KVM for only $4/mo (or $1.99/mo on an annual contract!) Or a 2GB Windows KVM which (with account credit) comes out to only $3/mo! That’s […]

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