Removing old kernels

The longer you have your server you may notice that the /boot partition has less and less space available. It is very possible that your server is never removing old kernels and is only installing new ones each kernel version release. If you have rebooted your server and everything is operating correctly, here is a simple way to reclaim that space.

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Securing webmail in Plesk w/Let’s Encrypt

Let’s Encrypt is a great free option for securing your websites with an SSL certificate. Plesk Control Panel allows you to secure your control panel, websites, and webmail interface with the latest version of their Let’s Encrypt extension.

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WikiLeaks is Necessary for Whistleblowers

Research suggests that WikiLeaks is necessary because it provides a safe and public outlet for whistleblowers, promotes government transparency, and encourages the average citizen to inform themselves on important topics that impact their lives.

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Let’s Encrypt: Free, Automated, and Open SSL

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. Let’s Encrypt is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). The key principles behind Let’s Encrypt are: Free: Anyone who owns a domain name can use Let’s Encrypt to obtain a trusted certificate at zero cost. Automatic: Software running on a …

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X2Go: Remote access for your Linux box.

X2go is a great application for remotely accessing your Linux computer from a Windows, Linux, or Mac PC. What makes this unique for Linux is that you are able to connect to your computer at the login screen. Perhaps you are booting into a headless system and don't want a GUI running all the time. With X2Go you are able to select your desktop environment before connecting. For the session it will launch that GUI and then exit it upon logout.

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What is keeping you on Windows?

What applications are you still using that are keeping you tied to the Microsoft Windows operating system? For me Photoshop is one of the only applications I use that won't run on Linux. My gaming library for Linux has been growing by leaps and bounds. As of October 2014 I have 181 Linux supported games in my Steam library. With the in-home feature I can play any of my games on my Linux machine.

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Plesk2GDrive: Simple to use Backup Script

Plesk2GDrive is a script I created that will take your most recent Plesk server backup, create a single TAR file, and then uploads that TAR file to Google Drive using the day of the week as the file name. This allows you to create a cron job at any interval greater than 24 hours. If you do a nightly backup there will be a file for each day of the week in your Google Drive backup folder.

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Plesk2Dropbox Backup Script

Plesk2Dropbox is a script I created that will take your most recent Plesk server backup, create a single TAR file, and then uploads that TAR file to Dropbox using the day of the week as the name.

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Is your Linux box protected from “ShellShock”

A major security vulnerability has been discovered in the GNU Bash (Bourne Again Shell) for the Linux operating system. System administrators running Red Hat Enterprise , Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian distributions will want to update to the latest release of the Bash package.

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Disposable Temporary E-Mail Addresses

Ever find yourself being asked to create an account at a website that has information you would like, but, you are worried they will spam you or give your e-mail address to some sort of list? GuerrillaMail.com is a great site that will give you a temporary e-mail address that can be erased at any time. GuerrillaMail has an easy …

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Resolving GPG Errors When Using Apt-Get

When updating your software you may encounter an error that the public key is not available for a particular repository on your desktop or server. There are some simple steps you can take to add the public key to your  key database.  Fix: Replace the 16 digit code in the example with the characters supplied at the end of the …

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Using speedtest.net from Linux CLI

As a server admin I have times when I would like to know the real-time calculation of a server's upload and download speeds. Speedtest.net is a great site, but, it normally requires a GUI and browser that supports Flash to run the testing application. I ran across a great python script that will run Speedtest.net from a command line and give you the link to the image file showing your results.

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