Dec 282013

Article by Alessio bash, first published on his blog

Many security policies require you to change the port number of the SSH service to ensure greater security in a Linux system. Situation now used throughout the IT world and used mostly by users who have their own private server. Today I want to show you how to add another security layer without having to change the SSH port. To do this we’ll incorporate the famous Google Authenticator to our ssh service, in this way we’ll have a safe, two steps security, by entering our password and the combination given from the GA application. Let’s see how to do this… Continue reading »

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Dec 222013


A few months ago I switched from Gentoo to Arch Linux as Linux distribution on my PC at work, and at the moment I am very happy with this distribution, but there is to say it is not so easiest to use for newcomers to the Linux world and so they typically approaches the most popular and user friendly Ubuntu.

Yo I’m Not Pro or Yoimnotpro center is a simple app center that allows you to graphically install some of the most common and useful packages available for this excellent distribution in a more simple way and therefore can help to bring some more users to this excellent distribution.

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Jun 142013

I’m in the process of re-installing ArchLinux on my new Dell Latitude 6530, this is because at the end of the first installation I noticed that while running fdisk -l I received a message like this one (that’s not my original disk, but the message was the same):

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sda1   *          63    39070079    19535008+  83  Linux
<strong>Partition 1 does not start on physical sector boundary.
</strong>/dev/sda2        39070080    46877669     3903795   82  Linux swap / Solaris
/dev/sda3   *    46877670   144536804    48829567+  86  NTFS volume set
<strong>Partition 3 does not start on physical sector boundary.
</strong>/dev/sda4       144536805  1250263727   552863461+  86  NTFS volume set
<strong>Partition 4 does not start on physical sector boundary.</strong>

I “shrinked” the original Windows 7 to 40 GB with Gparted live and created the partitions during the installation of ArchLinux with cfdisk so what’s wrong with these operations ?

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Flareget a great download manager for Linux

flareGet is a full featured, advanced, multi-threaded, multi-segment download manager and accelerator for Linux, It allows user to pause, resume or monitor the download speed. The application is free to use on it’s lite version, but not open-source,there is also a pro version that cost around 20$ that can be bought directly from the official [...]

Linux shell: Dfc – Check your disk space with style

Article by Alessio Bash, published in Italian on his nice ArchLinux Blog Check constantly your disk or its partitions is one of the essential things in a linux system. Today users usually checks this through graphical tools, but the real Linux old-timers use a terminal and the command “df“. Today I want to show you [...]