Tag Archives: FreeBSD

A backup strategy for nelsonshack.com

So I wanted to backup the web directory on my server, as well as the databases that mysql uses.  Here is how I did it. 1.  First, I wrote a couple of admittedly novice scripts (I am a novice bash … Continue reading

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How to rdesktop over ssh

Run “ssh -L 3389:[target machine]:3389 user@serverip” on local machine.

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I want to learn more about public and private encrypted keys…

Here’s a website that seems pretty cool… http://www.dewinter.com/gnupg_howto/english/GPGMiniHowto-3.html#GPG-Minihowto-KPAdministration

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There is a great website on reading man pages:

http://polishlinux.org/console/the-art-of-using-manuals/

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How to back up databases, via CLI

http://www.unixcities.com/mysql/mysqldump.html This is a good article to give a head start.

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Problems with VirtualHosts…

After adding freemanfun.com to my httpd.conf, everything started falling apart.  After reading the following document on VHosts, everything cleared up and started working.  Thanks, Stanford! http://webauth.stanford.edu/manual/vhosts/examples.html

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Using SSH keys without entering a password

Thanks to my friend, Cade, and a number of websites, I was able to figure out how to ssh into my servers at home and work, without entering a password. Here’s how I did it: 1. From the box that … Continue reading

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Successful way to upgrade from FreeBSD 6.1 to 6.2:

http://taosecurity.blogspot.com/2007/02/binary-upgrade-of-freebsd-61-to-62.html

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A custom shell prompt that I like:

PS1=”\n\u@\H:\w# “ is what I like to have in my .profile for root. PS1=”\n\u@\H:\w\$ “ is what I like to have in my .profile for a normal user. I just appended that line to the end of my .profile for … Continue reading

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Proxy fetch, and other commands

http://www.nmsworld.com/UNIX/ProxyClient.htm

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