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10 Tips for Wireless Home Network Security

1. Change Default Administrator Passwords (and Usernames) At the core of most Wi-Fi home networks is an access point or router. To set up these pieces of equipment, manufacturers provide Web pages that allow owners to enter their network address and account information. These Web tools are protected with a login screen (username and password)(…)

How To Install PHPMyAdmin on Fedora 9

phpMyAdmin is an opensource tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL database and table over the web. Currently, phpmyadmin can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, manage keys on fields, manage privileges, export data into various formats and is being distributed in more than 50(…)

How To Scan DNS BIND Conf File For Errors On Fedora

What is BIND? BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) is an implementation of the DNS (Domain Name System) protocols. BIND includes a DNS server (named), which resolves host names to IP addresses; a resolver library (routines for applications to use when interfacing with DNS); and tools for verifying that the DNS server is operating properly. When(…)

How To Selectively Archive and Backup MBox/IMAP Mails Using ArchiveMail

What is Archivemail? Archivemail is a tool written in Python for archiving and compressing old email in mailboxes. Archivemail can move specific and/or group of mbox/imap email messages older than the specified number of days to a separate mbox format mailbox that is compressed with gzip, or optionally just delete old email or simply archive(…)

How to Change Linux RunLevels

Runlevels on linux OS presents major differences on how your linux box will boot up and behave. Runlevels on linux changes a variety of execution patterns on loading up INIT process, environment, kernel modules, applications and services when booting up a linux box. In Linux, runlevels are represented by /etc/inittab text file. The default runlevel(…)

How to Spell Check Files via Terminal

Here’s another useful command liner utility that can check and correct spelling of a file. How to check the spelling of a HTML file from terminal? How to check the spelling of a Latex file from terminal? How to check the spelling of a nroff/troff file from terminal? How to check spelling of a file(…)

How to Convert PDF to HTML/XML/PNG in Linux

Here’s a quick howto on converting PDF files into HTML file. PDFtoHTML linux tool converts PDF files into multiple file formats like HTML, XML, and PNG images. By default usage, the output is written to current working folder. PDFtoHTML linux tool is based on XPDF version 3.00. PDFtoHTML PDF converter tool is part of poppler-utils(…)

3 Easy Install Steps of Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8

There are nice fonts included with the default Fedora 8 X installation. Some people love it, others want more. If you are fond of using Microsoft fonts, here’s a quick entry on how to have microsoft fonts installed from your Fedora 8 box. Three easy steps on how to install Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8.(…)

How to Display a Tree of Linux Processes

Everybody knows the benefit of having an overall idea and infrastructure connectivity of your own local network by looking at our own network diagram. In linux world, being aware and knowing what processes are currently running at all times is one good practice of managing your linux box. This practice involves monitoring of your memory(…)

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 NetSpeed Traffic Monitoring Applet

Now, if you want to monitor your network interface from GNOME X, here’s another linux network interface usage and monitoring tool you can use and install. Netspeed is a little GNOME-applet that shows how much traffic is currently passing thru on your specified network devices.  NetSpeed monitoring applet can show current network incoming and outgoing traffic from(…)