How to take Linux backups powered by Tar

This document entry however covers a foundation approach and mostly used tar arguments on backing up data using the linux command tar. ============================================= Data backup samples using Tar Linux command ============================================= A very simple usage of tar # tar cvf backup.tar * Legend: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ -c create a new tar file -v verbose mode -f select(…)

How to Install and Configure MRTG

The Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) is a tool to monitor the traffic load on network-links. MRTG generates HTML pages containing PNG images which provide a LIVE visual representation of this traffic. MRTG is basically used for generating graphs to a device, network host, IP-based appliances for monitoring usage, live data and statistics usage. This(…)

How to use Nmap for Port Scanning in Linux

How to know which port is open from unmanaged remote host? How to determine running application and services from remote host? How to do basic port scanning against a host? How to confirm ports opened from remote host? Here are a several ways to do port scanning and know which port/services are currently opened from(…)

Nagios Monitoring – How to install and generic setup

A lot of powerful monitoring tools are freely available from linux world. One of them is Nagios. Nagios is a fairly complex linux monitoring tool that determines current status of target host or equipment. Two good things about Nagios is that Nagios supports web-enabled administration page and user view-only mode account. The other one is(…)

How to Install IfTop Bandwidth Monitoring Tool

Here’s another bandwidth monitoring tool from linux console. Iftop is another console-based bandwidth monitoring tool available from linux. Iftop offers more feature that can be quite useful on monitoring bandwidth from console terminal. When executed, this bandwidth monitoring tool displays source and destination hosts currently passing thru its current selected interface(s).  Iftop can also display ports(…)

How to Install IPTraff LAN Monitoring Tool

IPTraf is a console-based network statistics utility and IP LAN monitoring tool for Linux. IPTraf gathers a variety of figures such as TCP connection packet and byte counts, interface statistics and activity indicators, TCP/UDP traffic breakdowns, and LAN station packet and byte counts. IPTraff LAN Monitoring Tool IPTraf supports a wide variety of network statistics and(…)

How to Install VMWare Server on Fedora 8

Desktop virtualization has been continuously capturing users and web services. More and more companies are creating virtual machines and appliances that can be of productive service to many web users around the globe. From recent post, here’s a quick howto install VMWare Server on Fedora 8. VMWare Server Pre-Requirements VMWare Server package needs to compile its(…)

5 Steps to Increase your Google Page Rank.

Google Page rank is based on back links. Back links are Links pointing to your website from another website. The more back links you have the higher your PR will be. 1. Join forums, forums are a great way to achieve links to your website. In most forums you are allowed to have a signature(…)

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 The(…)

How to Install FFMpeg on Fedora Linux

FFMpeg is a complete and free Internet live audio and video broadcasting solution for Linux/Unix. It also includes a digital VCR. FFMpeg can encode in real time in many formats including MPEG1 audio and video, MPEG4, h263, ac3, asf, avi, real, mjpeg, and flash. FFmpeg can generate a lot of different types of multimedia files(…)

Rsyslog – Most Advanced Log Server

Rsyslog is an enhanced syslogd supporting, among others, MySQL, PostgreSQL, failover log destinations, syslog/tcp, fine grain output format control, high precision timestamps, queued operations and the ability to filter on any message part. It is quite compatible to stock sysklogd and can be used as a drop-in replacement. Its advanced features make it suitable for(…)

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(…)