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Reassigning network device names

I recently wanted to experiment with one of my machines by adding a second network card and using it to forward packets from one network to another. Advertisements

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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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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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Optimizing the filesystem when using a solid state disk

Though modern solid state drives can now store a large amount of data they differ from conventional disks in a number of ways.

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Finding your Raspberry Pi using nmap

There have been a number of times when having got my Raspberry Pi all set up and ready to take time-lapse photographs, or just when I think I have finished configuring it as a music player, the moment I tuck … Continue reading

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Setting up a secure FTP server

I can’t believe I haven’t written this up before as I’ve been using an ftp server long enough! There are several different FTP servers available, including ProFTPD, WU-FTPD, Pure-FTPd, and vsftpd.

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How to obtain a core dump when a process Segfaults

I recently encountered a problem with a program that simply crashed when I tried to run it after it had been updated, unfortunately it didn’t give any indication what caused the crash other than the error message ‘Segmentation Fault‘

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Wireless networking on a Raspberry Pi

The process here should work for most USB wireless devices, and should work on both a Raspberry Pi and an ordinary PC running Debian (or even Ubuntu) provided the device is supported by the current kernel.

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Enable Shutdown and Restart for Remote Sessions

If you are connecting to an X Window session on one machine remotly from another machine running X Windows then by default you will not be able to shut down or reboot the system from the login screen, and will … Continue reading

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Minimal Raspbian installation using the Serial Console

Unless I’m messing about with a legacy desktop or low-cost digital signage I generally connect to my Raspberry Pi from my PC or laptop using a USB console cable.

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