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How to Install VMWare Workstation on Fedora 8

Installing VMware Workstation software on Fedora 8 should not be a problem at all using Fedora rpm package installer. Considering an old postof installing VMWare on Fedora 7, I have encountered a strange installation issue and changes of installing VMWare workstations 6.02 on Fedora 8. Here’s how to install VMWare Workstation 6.0.2 on Fedora 8. Pre-Requirements First, check(…)

How to Determine Domain’s Expiration Date From Linux Terminal

Determining domain expiration is also part of an IT web-enabled infrastructure. There are a lot of window softwares that queries the internet for the domain’s expiration date. Here’s an easy way on how to display your domain’s expiration date using linux terminal command in a single shot. Check Domain Expiration Date # whois yourdomain.com The(…)

How to Display and List Out All Package Files Recently Installed

With a pending project at hand, system admin A installed mod_ssl, and after a while sysad A resigned and left. You take over and found out that mod_ssl was recently installed with a pending configuration job. The mod_ssl is just a new thing for you and your experience. But you need to continue a pending(…)

How to Check and Mark Bad Block Of Hard Disk

Now, here’s a quick blog entry on how to check your harddisk for possible bad blocks and mark them those badblocks along the way. What is e2fsck? e2fsck is used to check a Linux second extended file system (ext2fs). E2fsck also supports ext2 filesystems containing a journal, which are also sometimes known as ext3 filesystems,(…)

How to Create Vanishing Virtual Drive

You can work with your hard drives, network drives and other external or USB storage devices accomplishing critical linux hacks. Yes, technology nowadays have enabled us to make use of larger and more stable storage capacity drives and devices. Most firms and company services enjoy the benefits of having them as part of their IT(…)

Tips to Avoid Spyware and Virus’s

Pay Attention and Read The biggest problem is that most people do not bother to read the fine print, which is where a lot of companies can get you. Taking the extra 30 seconds to read the fine print can save you hours and hundreds of dollars (which would be spent fixing the computer). First(…)

HowTo: Windows XP VPN Into Remote Location

Having a Secured VPN (Virtual Private Networking) server is great, especially for businesses with many offices or if you own two homes. How can you connect to these VPNs free? Well I will tell you. With Windows XP Networking you can connect to any VPN site for free and with ease. There is even a(…)

How to Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive

WHY INSTALL FROM USB FLASH DRIVE? Why would someone want to install a client OS from a thumb drive instead of a DVDROM or over the network?  One reason:  Performance.  Installing Windows Vista from a high speed USB flash drive is in my experience the easiest & fastest way to complete a Windows Vista install.  This is much(…)

How to Extremely Powerful Linux Password Sniffer

Password Sniffer on Linux? Yep, we all need to be informed of passwords being sniffed out! I would not entail those details and cover specific issues of identifying your network securities as that would be large enough to be covered here and case to case basis. However, those two words are being mentioned here and(…)

How to Prevent the IIS SMTP Virtual Server from Relaying E-mail Messages

1) Start Internet Information Services Manager or open the Internet Information Services (IIS) snap-in. 2) Expand Server_name, where Server_name is the name of the server, right-click Default SMTP Virtual Server, and then click Properties. 3) Click the Access tab, and then under Access control, click Authentication. 4) Click to select either or both the Basic(…)

How to setup Transparent Proxy with Squid

One of the many tasks we could be facing from time to time in our work is setting up and building a production proxy server. Proxy implementation could be done in several ways to achieve the same goal. One best bet we could have with this kind of setup is by using Squid linux software(…)

How to set Sendmail MTA

Long before the decades of email servers begun, a postman’s job is highly critical on delivering postal mails, not to consider those old transportation means to travel those postal mails and deliveries across the country and states. Technology is continuously evolving. Gone were the days on spending almost the whole day configuring a linux server(…)