Tagged: linux

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cURL Command Tutorial with Examples

cURL is a command line tool and a library which can be used to receive and send data between a client and a server or any two machines connected over the internet. It supports...

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How to Kill a Process in Linux

In an operating system, there are many programs, which may be either run by an user or by the OS itself (such as system services). Such programs which are running on the system are...

A Guide to the Linux “Find” Command

The find command allows users to search for files and take actions on them. It is part of the “findutils” package and comes bundled with all distributions.  It is highly flexible, allowing you to...

An Introduction to Linux File Permissions

Linux is a multi-user operating system, and it ensures the security of files with the concepts of “ownership” and “permissions”. You can use these concepts to control who can access and modify files. In...

A Guide to Monitoring Servers with Nagios

Monitoring is an essential part of managing infrastructure. It helps you to ensure that your business keeps running smoothly, by alerting you to problems as they occur. Nagios is a very popular open-source application...

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How to Install and Use Prometheus for Monitoring

  Monitoring is an important part of managing applications deployed on servers. They help you ensure applications run smoothly, as well as troubleshoot any problems that may arise. In this article, we will look...

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How to Monitor Network Traffic on Linux Using vnStat

Developers and sysadmins may need to monitor various network parameters, such as bandwidth consumption and the traffic flowing in/out. There are many tools available for this purpose, one of them being vnStat. It is...

A Guide to the Linux “Top” Command

The top command allows users to monitor processes and system resource usage on Linux. It is one of the most useful tools in a sysadmin’s toolbox, and it comes pre-installed on every distribution. Unlike...

Managing Your Linux Server with Webmin

Managing Linux servers can be very difficult at times. It can be very hard for someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience with the command-line tools. In addition, it’s also difficult for administrators...

Creating Linux Apps That Run Anywhere with AppImage

Most Linux distributions allow users to install software by using a package manager. Unfortunately, this system leads to quite a few rough edges. If you’re a user using a “long term support” version of...

An In-Depth Guide to iptables, the Linux Firewall

The Linux kernel comes with a packet filtering framework named netfilter. It allows you to allow, drop and modify traffic leaving in and out of a system. A tool, iptables builds upon this functionality...

Customizing and coloring the bash prompt

If you’re already not familiar with bash, the prompt is the little blurb of text displayed when it asks for a command. It capable of communicating a lot, but most people don’t use it...

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Protecting SSH with Fail2ban

SSH allows you to log in to a remote computer or server and control it through a command-line interface. However, because SSH is exposed to the internet; attackers can try to log in by...

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Blocking bad bots with Fail2ban

Fail2ban is a versatile security tool. While it is primarily used for preventing brute-force attacks against SSH, it can also be used for protecting other services. There are bots which go around scanning the...