It was long time ago when I wrote here last time but today I’d like to share the link to an application that would be appreciated by everyone starting from Linux starter wishing to speed up his/her Internet connection and ending with system administrators who… Read More »Namebench: cross-platform DNS benchmarking tool
As we know Linux allows to assign almost unlimited number of IP addresses to its interfaces. Such additional IPs applied to the same NIC are known as secondary IP addresses or just secondaries. Some time ago i faced a problem on how to apply about… Read More »How to assign range of IP addresses in Linux?
By default Cisco IOS doesn’t provide any traffic monitoring tools like iftop or iptraff available in Linux. While there are lots of proprietary solutions for this purpose including Cisco Netflow Collection, you are free to choose nfdump and nfsen open source software to monitor traffic… Read More »How to monitor traffic at Cisco router using Linux (Netflow)
The easiest way to split, merge or edit pdf files in Ubuntu is to use pdftk utility. This rather old (latest version was released in 2006) but still simple and powerful program can be installed in Ubuntu (Debian or any deb-family Linux distribution) by the… Read More »The easiest way to split and merge pdf files in Ubuntu
Recently I’ve bought WD TV media player for streaming full HD movies (primarily in 1080p resolution) to my home TV from external storage like usb HDD or ipod classic. You might already know that size of average HD movie rip is more than 4GB (e.g.… Read More »Split huge files in Ubuntu or any other Linux distro
Does anybody know if it’s possible to make Ubuntu/Linux laptop to work as a usb slave drive? Here are people who also need this but still didn’t find any workable solution: http://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=7780737
Preparing for Cisco certification exam and need real equipment required to accomplish all those CCNA or CCNP labs? That’s not a problem any more. This is due to availability of Packet Tracer for Linux and Community Lab hosted by people behind packetlife.net. As for Packet… Read More »Access to real Cisco routers and switches for free
Just came across smart ubuntu online radio client — radiotray. As it comes from its name radiotray sits in Ubuntu’s system tray and just plays online radio (see the screenshot taken on my Ubuntu Lucid Lynx). You can of course stop playing or select different… Read More »radiotray: online radio player for Ubuntu
If you use Ubuntu (or other Linux distribution) and you wish to download some video from youtube.com into .flv file you can try using youtube-dl command line utility. It just downloads videos without any online applications, converters or etc. Type the following command in terminal… Read More »youtube-dl: download youtube videos in Ubuntu using command line
Some time ago I’ve written an article named 16 GB encrypted candy file describing how to create encrypted filesystem within regular file. After quick research it became clear that cryptoloop is vulnerable and there is open exploit available on the web: see it here (thanks to everybody who commented that article). So I don’t recommend to use cryptoloop but instead take a look at truecrypt that makes it possible not only to encrypt whole storage but also to create encrypted file just like I’ve described in 16 GB encrypted candy file article.