Setup Public Key Authentication on Ubuntu or Debian

Introduction In this tutorial, I will be showing you how you can setup OpenSSH to allow you to securely login via SSH Keys. This is very useful as it adds an extra level of authentication and also works as a great protection against people trying to guess your passwords! Prerequisites In order to follow this … Read more

Install WhatPulse in Ubuntu and Debian

Introduction In this guide, I will be showing you how you can install get WhatPulse setup on Ubuntu and Debian. This will start by getting all of the required software installed, installing WhatPulse and setting up all of the correct permissions. Prerequisites In order to follow this tutorial, you will need the following A supported … Read more

Change Hostname on Ubuntu

You can change the hostname on ubuntu via the terminal using the following command sudo hostname [newhostname] You may need to open up a new terminal window for you to see this change. To make this persistent, you can edit the following two files by replacing the previous hostname to the new one. sudo nano … Read more

Add new sudo user in Debian and Ubuntu

For this to work, you will need to have access to an account with sudo privileges already. This has been tested on Ubuntu 14.04 but will most likely work on all Debian based distributions. If you are creating a new account then you can use the following command sudo adduser [username] This will then create … Read more

Use SCP to transfer files over SSH

In this tutorial, I will be showing you how you can transfer files between servers. Below, you should be able to see this been done. Download to this server If you are currently connected to a server and would like to download a file to it from another server, you will need to run a … Read more

Set a Static IP Address on Ubuntu and Debian via the Terminal

Introduction This tutorial will cover the steps required to setup your Ubuntu or Debian machine with a static IP Address via the terminal. Prerequisites In order to follow this tutorial, you will need the following Ubuntu or any other Debian based machine Sudo Permissions Changing your IP When using a server a server a lot … Read more