I’ve gone overboard…

And landed directly in the clouds. In the process of cleaning up unused docs & apps on my Mac I noticed something rather peculiar.  My virtual stuff is EVERYWHERE!!! I probably have over 20 cloud and/or storage solutions: Dropbox (for quick access to files) Sugarsync (for gigs and gigs of free storage to backup my … Continue Reading

Change Timezone in Ubuntu

If you want to change the timezone in Ubuntu, there is an easy text-based menu-driven way to do so. From the CLI type: sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata After you select the time zone, you should see something like this: Current default timezone: ‘America/Los_Angeles’ Local time is now: Thu Dec 8 09:39:56 PST 2011. Universal Time is … Continue Reading

Update/Setup MRTG (ubuntu)

If you’re running an MRTG server on Ubuntu, you may need to update it occasionally when new interfaces/routers are added. Stop the Service sudo /etc/init.d/mrtg stop Move the current config just in case something goes wrong sudo mv /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg /etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg.old Make the configuration (I’m connecting to 3 devices) sudo cfgmaker –output=/etc/mrtg/mrtg.cfg sinatra@10.0.150.1 sinatra@10.0.150.254 sinatra@10.0.155.2 Edit … Continue Reading

Mount Apple TimeCapsule in Linux

If you have a linux server and you want to mount your Apple Time capsule, this is how: Mount with SMB (Time Capsules run this when file sharing is turned on) sudo mount -t smbfs -o username=ben,password=yourpassword,file_mode=0777,dir_mode=0777 “//10.0.100.5/Data” /timecapsule Verify Mount with “df -h” command ben@Ubuntu-VM-server:/$ df -h Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on … Continue Reading

How-to: Update Dropbox Website Indices with pyndexer

pyndexer is a python script to automatically index all of your public dropbox folders and place the index files in your dropbox. Like This.  This allows you to create a web-based file directory for users to view your dropbox files instead of having to know the exact URL of a file. First off, this how-to … Continue Reading

How to Check RAM speed and type in Ubuntu

If you’re looking to upgrade your RAM on your linux box, it would be helpful to know what kind of RAM you have in the first place. The following command checks RAM speed and type: sudo dmidecode –type 17 You should see something like the following: Handle 0x001B, DMI type 17, 27 bytes Memory Device … Continue Reading

Change the Date and Time in Ubuntu

If you’re not using NTP servers or your you’re running Ubuntu in a VM, you’ll notice that you have to play around with the date or it’ll be a little off every once and awhile. You can change the date in Ubuntu/linux with the “date” command: The syntax is: date MonthDayHourMinuteYear.Seconds sudo date 062117462011

Start sshd in Ubuntu

Here’s a super simple one for today: How to start SSH daemon (sshd) in Ubuntu. (needs internet access) 1. Download SSH sudo apt-get install ssh 2. Start SSH service ssh start Pretty easy wasn’t it?