Tag Archives: stretch

Using VMware shared folders (on Debian)

VMware allows you to share folders between the guest and the host which is a very convenient way to move files between the two machines (though this should be avoided if you need any kind of separation between the two).

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Trouble with suspend/resume device

After restoring my laptop from a not so recent backup I found that it spent about 30 seconds waiting for the suspend/resume device.

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Determine MTU size using ping

Normally the MTU size should be set correctly using Path MTU discovery, but this may not always work.

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Configuring a Transparent Tor proxy

Having successfully configured a Raspberry Pi as a wireless access point I decided to see if I could use a similar approach to build a transparent Tor proxy.

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Configuring a linux wireless access point

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again…

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Check OS version (Debian/Ubuntu/Raspbian)

There are several ways to check which version of Debian, Ubuntu or Raspbian you are running.

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Download installed packages

This script will determine what packages you have installed and download a copy of each package to you current folder.

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Disable IPv6 and new network device names in Debian ‘stretch’

My router doesn’t support IPv6 and I prefer to use the old network device names so I disabled them both by passing ipv6.disable=1 net.ifnames=0 to the kernel when the system boots.

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Installing GCC

If you want to use the GNU C Compiler then as a minimum you need to install the compiler, help files (which you could argue are optional) and the runtime library.

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Enable root Logins

By default the root password is locked to prevent you from being able to login as root on Debian/Raspbian, and for good reason.

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