Upgrading ownCloud on Ubuntu

I often hear people complain that ownCloud is impossible to upgrade and I have been through that pain myself. However after repeatedly going to such extremes as uninstalling and starting from scratch I have found a series of steps that while simple are not entirely obvious. Update I has been pointed out to me on… Continue reading Upgrading ownCloud on Ubuntu

Maybe is a python script that allows you to simulate running commands such as rm without making any actual changes to files. I’ve just given it a test run and it seems to work very nicely.

maybe has prevented rm test_file from performing 1 file system operations:

delete /home/ryan/test_file

Do you want to rerun rm test_file and permit these operations? [y/N]

This looks like an excellent script for using on servers in particular!

Securing SSH on Linux Part 2

In this part I will explain how to further improve the server’s security by replacing traditional passwords with public key authentication. Before deciding to follow this tutorial please consider the following problem: While replacing passwords with private/public key pairs is an enormous improvement in security it also requires specially preparing your workstation for logging into… Continue reading Securing SSH on Linux Part 2