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For beginners and tinkerers

Passwordless SSH

December 15th, 2014
Public key authentication SSH

    In this post, I will show how to setup a passwordless SSH login from¬†both Linux and Windows to a Linux SSH server. Pros and cons of traditional SSH login A traditional SSH login is based on password authentication and the passwords are encrypted during the transmission. That is a lot better compared to […]

Basic Linux Commands

May 22nd, 2014
Learn Linux commands

    When I was new to Linux, basic Linux commands looked very scary and the list of them looked endless as well… ūüėČ I started learning them bit by bit until I realize one day, that I do not use many¬†of them so often. That was a practical example of Pareto principle, which is […]

Ubuntu Samba

April 10th, 2014
Samba service setup

    What is Ubuntu Samba? Samba (SMB) is the standard Windows file and printer sharing SMB/CIFS¬†protocol, which was implemented for Linux and Unix machines to communicate with Windows-based. If you use a mixed Windows & other operating systems environment, Samba can be quite useful protocol, to upload/download the files inside your home network plus […]

Ubuntu Serviio

March 11th, 2014
Installing Serviio on Ubuntu

    This guide will help you install the Serviio media server from the sources on Ubuntu server. After testing different media servers, I had the biggest success with Ubuntu Serviio¬†media server.¬†At the moment, I have it running with my D-Link DNS-320L NAS as well. I assume you¬†already have a basic Ubuntu Linux server running¬†and […]

Ubuntu SSH Server

February 18th, 2014
Setup Ubuntu SSH server

    Install SSH server I hope that you successfully installed the Ubuntu Linux server. The next step is to install the Ubuntu SSH server (SSH is a secure remote¬†shell). I would advise you to install a SSH server as it will allow you remotely check and change the server configuration or install new packages […]

Install Basic Ubuntu Server

February 12th, 2014
Installing basic Ubuntu server

    After you have decided what hardware you are going to use for your Linux server,¬†it’s time to start setting up your Ubuntu server. I assume that your server is connected to the home network with running dynamic host configuration (DHCP) service on your router. So your home network should look similar to this: […]

Requirements For Your Ubuntu Media Server

February 5th, 2014
Media server requirements

    Mini Ubuntu Media Server requirements Linux (including Ubuntu) does not have high hardware requirements. The minimal requirements which are given in¬†Ubuntu Server Guide¬†are¬†quite low: CPU=300 MHz, RAM=128 MB with 500 MB hard drive. It should be enough for testing purposes and you can even swap your hard drive into another computer with minimal […]