Checkinstall, install from the source in the best way

Recently I’ve discovered this great program that helps a lot to avoid one of my worst nightmare, to have a lot of packages installed from the sources, and lose track of them in my system, how ? CheckInstall keeps track of all files installed by a “make install” or equivalent, creates a Slackware, RPM, or […]

How to make a low cost torrent box

It can be really useful to have the latest ISO of your favorite distributions or, in general, other software or material freely downloadable with torrents. It would be nice, however, that these torrent were downloaded at times when the bandwidth it’s not needed to do your normal activities and maybe not from your main PC, […]

Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System, 0.8 released

Tails, version 0.8 has been released 2 days ago, with some updates on his main packages. Tails stand for The Amnesic Incognito Live System, from the official site: amnesiac, noun: forgetfulness; loss of long-term memory. incognito, adjective & adverb: (of a person) having one’s true identity concealed. Or i could say that this is a Debian tailored […]

Enable automatic security update in Debian/Ubuntu

The thought that a server update itself (and maybe even execute a reboot) is not actually something that makes me feel so confident, but it is certainly better than not applying patches to serious security bugs that could expose services to large risks. So today we’ll see how to use the package unattended-upgrades, it’s available […]

Using Apache as File server with DAV and Ldap

This is an article of mine, originally published on Wazi Apache is the world’s most popular web server and its normal use is to provide websites on the Web, but sometimes you can use it also to provide other services. In this tutorial we’ll see how to set up an Apache with DAV and LDAP […]