Category: Security

  • Linux Remote Desktop Display

    One very annoying thing about Linux’s Remote Desktop (rdesktop) command is that you rarely can get a good screen size when remotely connecting to a Windows machine. It’s either too long and you have to always scroll, or worse yet, you are looking at an 800×600 view of your remote desktop. Fortunately, the Linux crew […]

  • Starting a user’s VNC server automatically on Linux

    On some Linux systems, it can be advantageous for users to have a way to login to a console. Unfortunately, if they do not have physical access to the machine, there needs to be a way to do it remotely. Fortunately on Linux, there is Virtual Network Computing (VNC). VNC can be set up as […]

  • Linux log error – Could not receive trustdoms : xxx Time(s)

    When using Samba with Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux attempts to connect to a Windows server that acts as the domain controller. This is called a trustdom; as Linux is attempting to build a trust relationship with a Windows Domain Controller. You will see the following message in your log: ——————— samba Begin ———————— **Unmatched […]

  • How to mount a Windows share in Linux

    Here is an example of how to connect to a Windows share from Linux: >mkdir -p /mnt/winShare >mount -t cifs //192 over at this website.168.x.x/e$ /mnt/winShare -o username=Administrator First put in the connection information in Linux style notation //IP/ShareName. The share can be a root directory, like the e$ above, or it can be any […]

  • Windows Vista how to boot up without network

    For security, sometimes you do not want your computer to automatically start up allowing network connections. In Windows Vista there is a way to ensure that when your machine reboots, network connections will not be enabled. They will only be enabled once you log in the first time. To do this, go to Control Panel […]

  • How to copy Subversion repositories to another server

    Ensure you have a working Subversion installation with Apache installed on your system. On the source machine, dump each repository: > svnadmin dump /path/to/repository > repository-name.dmp Copy repository-name.dmp to the target server. Load the repository into the new server: > cd /path/to/new-repository > svnadmin create repository-name > svnadmin load repository-name < repository-name.dmp Reassign apache permissions: […]