It's all about the package

Posted on Tue 14 June 2011 in geek • Tagged with deb, packages, rpm, sysadmin, tips

Apologies in advance for this tech heavy post. I was moved to write it as some friends are doing a crash course in learning Linux. Consider this remote teaching for those that are interested.

Back in the early history of computing software was often built in-situ. Generally programs were distributed …

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Phone Home

Posted on Wed 30 June 2010 in geek • Tagged with backchannel, server, ssh, tips

In the old days when I ran my server from my basement I automatically had access to my home machines. This was useful for all sorts of things but mainly allowing me to monitor my Gentoo system while it re-built the world. However nowadays this is trickier, especially when I'm …

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