Category Archives: Ubuntu

apt-get from behind a proxy

if you’re proxy does not support lingering on TCP requests, such as squid proxy, apt-get will fail to properly download list packages. This will need to be turned off by editing “/etc/apt/apt.conf” (may not exist be default) and adding this … Continue reading


CentOS/Redhat/Ubuntu – Installing Development Tools (Build Essentials)

If you are going to be building packeges from source, then you will need to install your distro’s version of the build tool packages. Luckily, CentOS, Redhat and Ubuntu all have easy ways to do so.

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Ubuntu 12.04 – UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall)

Uncomplicated Firewall (ufw) is a (easyish) front end for ipTables. Which tends to come installed on Ubuntu distro’s So what happens when you want to modify the rules. Lets say you want to allow SNMP to one of your servers … Continue reading

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