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Gmvault: gmail backup (Ubuntu install and setup)

(edit 8/20/2012: Originally written for v1.5, this has been tested and works fine as of Gmvault v1.7-beta, so just change things accordingly and install away! I’ve updated the links below.) I’ve been using getmail for over a year to backup my Gmail account. As far as I know, it’s been working, but it just grabs email […]

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Ubuntu 12.04 + rkhunter 1.3.8 = false positives!

rkhunter (Rootkit Hunter) is a wonderful tool to assist in securing your system, but it becomes much less helpful if it constantly reports false positives. After updating your rkhunter.conf file appropriately, you may still be left with the following error: Warning: Hidden file found: /dev/.initramfs: symbolic link to `/run/initramfs’ This file can’t be whitelisted because […]

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Upgrading to NConf 1.3.0 on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Congrats to the NConf crew for reaching the 1.3.0 milestone! Two years in the making, but I’m excited to see the project continuing to move forward. It’s been over a year since I originally installed and configured Nagios and NConf 1.2.6 on my Lucid Lynx server. In the meantime, I’ve upgraded the hardware and moved […]

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Nagios and NConf on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

As of December 2011, NConf has released version 1.3.0 which changes the deployment methods for configs. Take a look at my NConf 1.3.0 upgrade guide! Have you been wondering about how to get Nagios and NConf setup on your Ubuntu server?  Well, I took some notes the last time around, and here they are, for […]

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Quick and Dirty (Free)DOS Bootable USB Drive Under Linux

I found myself needing to flash a BIOS today, which required a DOS or Windows 98 bootable floppy disk.  Forget that.  Let’s use a USB drive instead! Googling around returned methods that seemed way too involved for what I was trying to do.  Here’s the three commands I ended up using: wget http://www.fdos.org/bootdisks/autogen/FDOEM.144.gz gunzip FDOEM.144.gz […]

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Linux ‘rename’ utility on OS X

(edit 12/11/2012 to add homebrew alternative) So you you want the powerful Perl-based rename utility that comes with many Linux and *BSD distributions, but sadly not on Apple’s mighty OS X? Well so did I. (Go away you fanboys of all types. I hear not your rants about which operating system is for the win) […]

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