ownCloud Series – Getting Started

Many of my friends have heard me talk a great deal about ownCloud. I talk about it, because it is a tool that does so much for me and is completely FREE and open source. You can run ownCloud on

Multi-SSH key profile config Linux/MacOS

What if you need to SSH with key authentication to more than a single host from your laptop or server? This came up while rebuilding a host, its worth sharing… If you only ssh to a single host, you’d never

Cisco ASA to Redundant Amazon Virtual Gateways

As part of my day to day duties as a “Systems Administrator”, I configure site-to-site VPN tunnels from my company’s hosted devices, to remote endpoints of all types. The most common scenario being IPSec VPN tunnels, with the endpoints on

Login With SSH Key as Secondary User

On a few of my test servers, I am logging in with the root user by SSH key exchange. In moving some of my servers public, I wanted to be able to login with a secondary user account with an

Mac RDC Error

For the past few months, my MacBook Pro has been my daily driver. As a Systems Administrator, I work with both Linux and Windows Server systems on a daily basis. I usually have multiple tabbed RDP windows open for Windows

Windows 8.1 RTM Installation Guide

It’s official, Windows 8.1 RTM is available. Microsoft’s original intention was to hold the RTM of Windows 8.1 until October General Release; however, the development and overall technical community outcry has somewhat forced them to relent and release the RTM

CentOS 6.x and Dell md3000i Setup Guide

UPDATE 06/20/2013 – Included steps to update Dell Firmware and BIOS. I also updated when to setup the /etc/mulitpath.conf file, updated the order of some software install steps and fixed some formatting and mistakes to make the process more smooth.

Protect Your PC and Block Ads with HOSTS file

These days annoying advertisements, popups, and spyware are still alive and quite well. Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer have some good built-in Pop-up blockers and available plug-ins, but they don’t always catch everything, especially advertisements. There are many software products

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