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Secure remote firewall administration via SSH

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Most firewall systems contain a Web-based component that allows you to configure the firewall. This holds true for most entry-level firewall systems (Linksys, D-Link, etc.) and also open source firewall systems such as pfSense. These systems tend to provide ways to access the Web interface remotely via the Internet; however, this should not be considered secure at all.

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Created by Ubuntu87 5 years 2 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 2 weeks ago
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Converting Subversion repositories to Git

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There are a number of version control systems available. Originally there was RCS, which was suitable for individuals, but not really suitable for groups of people. It evolved into CVS, which worked pretty well for years, and then Subversion came along, making a better CVS than CVS itself.

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Created by Ubuntu87 5 years 21 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 21 weeks ago
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Using dnsmasq for DNS and DHCP services

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Software for providing DNS and DHCP services have typically come from ISC in the form of BIND and dhcpd. While these software packages are quite robust and, for the most part, quite secure, there are other alternatives that may work better depending on your situation. For smaller home or office networks, managing BIND and dhcpd may be overkill.

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Created by Ubuntu87 5 years 41 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 41 weeks ago
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One-time scheduling of tasks with At

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Scheduling services with cron and similar tools is great for repetitive tasks but inconvenient for one-time tasks that only need to be accomplished once. For tasks that only need to be accomplished once, use the at command.

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Created by Killer_Python 5 years 51 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 51 weeks ago
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Schedule periodic tasks with cron

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Periodic schedulers come in many shapes and sizes but one constant is cron, the scheduling daemon that will run programs and scripts at arbitrary times or intervals. A number of different cron implementations exist: although vixie-cron may be the most popular, there are other similar programs such as dcron, fcron, anacron, and others.

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Created by Ubuntu87 6 years 1 day ago – Made popular 6 years 1 day ago
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