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 152012

Since its initial introduction into the business world in 2005, Google Apps has been available to small business users for free. Even when the premium version was launched in 2007, Google still maintained a free standard version for individuals and small organizations, this was great for small website, they could have their emails managed by the Big G.

But as you can read from the official blog this has come to an end:

For Businesses, instead of two versions, there will be one. Companies of all sizes will sign up for our premium version, Google Apps for Business, which includes 24/7 phone support for any issue, a 25GB inbox, and a 99.9% uptime guarantee with no scheduled downtime. Pricing is still $50 per user, per year.

This is not doable for small websites that have their own domain but don’t need this service for 50$, so a good solution in these cases is to set up on your VPS a postfix server that can forward all the emails to another email.

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Sep 262012

Sometimes I find a long and interesting video on youtube or vimeo about Linux events or presentations, documentaries or movies that I’d like to see in a second moment, maybe when I’m offline or from my TV that has an usb port but no wireless. There are dozen of extensions for Firefox and Chrome to do this kind of task, but today I’ve found an interesting program that can download a video from a long list of website and convert that video into another format: xVideoServiceThief

xVideoServiceThief (a.k.a xVST) is an open source tool for downloading your favourite video clips from a lot of video websites (currently supports 93 websites ) and it also provide you the ability to convert each video in themost popular formats: AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, WMV, MP4, 3GP, MP3 file formats.
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Sending Email From Your Linux System with sSMTP

A bit old, but still really useful, i used this method on a server. Article by Tom, first posted on Tombuntu Wouldn’t it be useful if your computer could email you? I’d like to be notified by email when my server is in trouble, but I don’t want to run my own mail server. sSMTP [...]

A Fight between email clients. Here’s how to choose the one that best suits your needs and to your Linux box

How many emails do you read daily? I bet more than a few dozen … Some people might have multiple accounts from the same provider, like Google, Yahoo and others … For those who maybe have two accounts scattered on Google, Hotmail and others and those who, like me, have some accounts of famous service [...]