FTP port forwarding using Linux router

Well, let’s imagine rather trivial situation: you have Linux router connected to Internet via e.g. ADSL modem and some local network comprising several computers and servers connected to that router via switches and/or Wi-Fi access points. Done? Ok. There is one public IP assigned to WAN interface of the router while FTP server (of course run by Linux as well) has IP something like 192.168.123.14 or 172.16.*.* or 10.*.*.*. Moreover […]

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FAQ: How to change Duplex and/or Auto-Negotiation NIC settings in Linux?

Q: How to disable auto-negotiation option of my network interface card and set up half/full duplex mode manually from Linux command line (CLI)? By the way, how to see current settings? A: There are several Linux utilities coming with almost any distribution including Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RedHat, Mandriva, Centos whatever. See details below. ethtool This is rather powerful utility can display and change settings of ethernet network interface card. You […]

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FAQ: How to scrollback in GNU SCREEN?

Q: I was compiling kernel using GNU Screen utility but something happened during the compilation and I want to see full error’s output but I can’t just scrollback using Ctrl+PageUp. How to scrollback in GNU Screen? A: In GNU Screen press Ctrl + a + [ to enter Copy Mode, then scroll up/down using keys j or k. Below are some other navigation keys: h - Move the cursor left […]

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WPA Wi-Fi encryption is now cracked

Network security researcher Erik Tews found a way to brake TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) used by WPA in order to read the data being sent from router to Wi-Fi laptop or PC. It takes from 12 to 15 minutes to crack WPA encryption according to statements made by PacSec conference organizers where Erik will demonstrate the procedure. PacSec 2008 Conference will be held on November 12/13, 2008, at Aoyama […]

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