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How to give someone root access in Linux

Giving someone root access in linux is easy. Why would someone need to be root I don’t know but this is how you do it using the usermod command. To add root access [root@abika root]# id sys_admin uid=508(sys_admin) gid=508(sys_admin) groups=508(sys_admin) [root@abika root]# usermod -G root sys_admin [root@abika root]# id sys_admin uid=508(sys_admin) gid=508(sys_admin) groups=508(sys_admin),0(root) To remove […]

How to find your Ubuntu version

2 easy ways find out what version of Ubuntu you’re running. First option, cat the /etc/issue file. danny@family-desktop:/etc$ cat /etc/issue Ubuntu 8.04.1 \n \l Second option cat the /etc/lsb-release file. danny@family-desktop:/etc$ cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=8.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=hardy DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=”Ubuntu 8.04.1″ or run the lsb_release command with the “-a” switch. danny@family-desktop:/etc$ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. […]

Dropbox client now available for Linux

The folks at dropbox released the much anticipated Linux client yesterday. Currently it’s designed as a nautilus extension. Support for Konqueror should be available soon. The nautilus extension is opensource but the dropboxd daemon which keeps the files in sync is closed source. Packages for Ubuntu and Fedora are available for download. For other distros you’ll need […]

How to build a local DNS caching server

Being in Malaysia we are gifted with superior Internet speeds. NOT!! Services like openDNS are awesome but the lag between us and them often results in sluggish performance anyways. One way to improve performance is to use local DNS servers. I don’t use Streamyx’s DNS servers because they SUCK!!. TIME’s DNS servers are ok but […]

How to add static routes in IPCop

IPCop till today does not have a GUI to add static routes. The manual method. You will have to do this every time IPCop is rebooted. root@proxy73:~ # route add -net gw netmask Now let’s make the route persistent across reboots. There are 2 files for this. Use either one depending on […]

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