Author Archive: Kashif S

Linux Systems and Security Engineer in Information and Communication Technology. Results-driven ICT Professional and Open Source Geek with technical specialties in the area of Open Source Operating systems and Applications.

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How to Install Tig - Text Mode Interface for Git on Ubuntu 16.04

In this article, we are going show you installation and usage of an awesome tool which is 'tig'. It's a great Git Command Line Tool with ncurses-based text-mode interface for git. Something between the command line and full blown windowed GUI applications would be great to work on like 'tig'. It functions mainly as a […]

March 22, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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How to Setup Sandstorm Personal Cloud Server in Linux

Sandstorm is an Open Source self-hostable web productivity suite implemented as a security-hardened web app package manager. It is a radically easier way to run personal instances of your web application at one place. It allows you to have your own personal server to install multiple application on it through an app store interface as […]

March 14, 2017 | By in CONTAINERS
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Tizonia - A Command Line Music Player for Linux

Tizonia is an Open source multimedia software project based on OpenMAX IL for those who love to stream music. It has every potential to become your one stop music player, if you share a LAN with friends, you can setup a common music server. Tizonia project also features an audio streaming client/server for Linux with […]

March 6, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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How to Setup Graphite with Statsd on an Ubuntu 16.04

Hi, today we are going to show you installation and configuration of Graphite and Statsd on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In short Graphite is a highly scalable real-time graphing system which provides real-time visualization and storage of numeric time-series data. This means that Graphite requires other applications to collect and transfer the data points. The Graphite […]

March 1, 2017 | By in MONITORING
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How to Setup Openshift Origin on CentOS 7.2

OpenShift Origin is the open source upstream project that powers OpenShift, Red Hat's container application platform. It provides support for Python, PHP, Perl, Node.js, Ruby, and Java and is extensible so that users can add support for other languages. The resources allocated for applications can be automatically or manually scaled as per required so that […]

February 27, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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Fasd - Alternative Tool for Autojump to Quick Access Linux Filesystem

Fasd is a command-line productivity booster that offers quick access to linux files and directories for POSIX shells (Portable Operating System Interface). It is the similar tool like autojump, z and v used to navigate filesystem. Fasd keeps track of files and directories you have accessed, so that you can quickly reference them in the […]

February 23, 2017 | By in OPEN SOURCE TOOLS
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How to Use BCC Kernel Tracing Tools for Linux Performance Analysis

Greetings, BCC is now available for Ubuntu and in this article we will be showing you its extended command line use to trace Linux systems for performance monitoring. The BPF Compiler Collection (BCC) is a toolkit for building kernel tracing tools that leverage the functionality provided by the Linux extended Berkeley Packet Filters (BPF). BPF […]

February 15, 2017 | By in TROUBLESHOOTING
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How to Setup Foreman to Manage Puppet Nodes on Ubuntu 16.04

Hello everyone, welcome to our today's article on Foreman to manage your Puppet Nodes on Ubuntu 16. Foreman is an open source tool that helps system administrators to manage servers throughout their life cycle, from provisioning and configuration to orchestration and monitoring. You can easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage change, […]

January 26, 2017 | By in UBUNTU HOWTO
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How to Setup Mail Server Using Postfix, MariaDB, Dovecot and Roundcube

Hello everybody, today we are going to setup mail server using Postfix, Devcot and MariaDB on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In this article we will shows you how to setup Postfix (smtp server), Dovecot (imap/pop server) and MariaDB to store information on virtual domains and users. The task of the smtp server is to accept incoming […]

July 13, 2016 | By in MAIL SERVER
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How To Install and Setup RabbitMQ on Ubuntu 16.04

RabbitMQ is an open source message broker software that implements the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol (AMQP) , the emerging standard for high performance enterprise messaging. It is one of the most popular message broker solutions in the market, offered with an open-source license (Mozilla Public License v1.1) as an implementation of AMQP developed using the […]

June 20, 2016 | By
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How to Setup OpenLDAP Multi-Master Replication on CentOS 7

OpenLDAP is an open source Address Directory software. It is "lightweight" or "smaller" when compared to the X.500 designed to run on smaller computers such as desktop computers. In OpenLDAP, data information are arranged like branches of a tree, one striking difference with other varieties of commonly used databases. In OpenLDAP access rights to address […]

June 10, 2016 | By
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How to Install and Setup Cacti on Ubuntu 16.04

Hello and welcome to our today's article on another open source Network monitoring tool that is Cacti. Cacti is a complete network graphing solution designed with RRDTool’s data storage and graphing functionality. It can graph network bandwidths with SNMP, shell or perl scripts. RRDtool is a program developed by the Swiss Tobi Oeticker who was […]

June 1, 2016 | By
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How To Change Timezone and NTP Synchronization on Ubuntu 16.04

Setting up the correct timezone and date in Linux is very important as most of things depends on it. The server and system clock needs to be on time which does not matter if you are using Linux on your personal computer or you have a Linux server in production. NTP (Network Time Protocol) enables […]

May 30, 2016 | By
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How to Configure Bacula Server on Ubuntu 15.10 /16.04

Hello and welcome, our today's article s on installation and configuration of Bacula (an open source network backup solution) on Ubuntu 15.10 /16.04. You can use it to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and efficient, while offering many […]

May 27, 2016 | By
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